Being accused of and arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) is a very serious matter. Many who are convicted of a DUI find themselves in prison, facing serious fines, without a driver’s license, and without transportation to and from work. Because this is such a major offense, it is important that the accused driver has an experienced attorney on his side.
If a driver is accused of a DUI after being involved in an accident, the offense becomes even more serious. The accused driver may become the target of a lawsuit. Without an experienced attorney, the fight can be long and costly with little chance to win.
Someone accused of intoxicated driving must consider several factors when searching for legal representation. Three things you should consider when looking for a DUI attorney are:
- Seek experience. It is important to find an attorney who is experienced in dealing with traffic and DUI cases. An inexperienced attorney may miss key elements that are essential for the defense.
- Comfort level. The attorney who will be defending you should make you feel comfortable. As a client, you should be able to feel comfortable in the attorney’s ability to get you the results you need.
- Track record. During the initial consultation, you should ask the DUI attorney about his track record. Take a minute to discuss the number of cases he has handled and the results he got. An attorney’s track record will say a lot about his level of expertise.
Don’t let the accusations of driving under the influence ruin your future. Take control by getting an experienced attorney on your side. To learn more about your legal options and how we can help you, call 757.625.1214 today or fill out the contact form found on this page.