Do I Need A DUI Lawyer?
Whether or not you hire a lawyer can have a huge effect on your case so you may want to believe thoroughly before making a decision. If you do choose to work with a DUI lawyer there are a number of things to think about so that you find the best attorney possible to represent you.
Due to the fact that DUI laws vary among each state, you must work with a lawyer that has knowledge with the laws in the state where you were detained. You need to also employ a legal representative that concentrates on DUI cases. Depending on where you live you may not have the ability to discover a good attorney that practices DUI law solely, however look for a lawyer who invests a minimum of half of his/her time handling DUI cases. It may be appealing to employ your regional lawyer who deals with a range of concerns such as DUI's, divorce, wills, and bankruptcy, etc. but DUI law is comprehensive and continuously changing so you will likely be much better employing an expert in DUI.
Before you employ a DUI attorney, or any other type of attorney, fulfill with him or her. Having a face to deal with conference with your legal representative before hiring him or her is good for both the client and the attorney. It also assists the attorney choose if he or she feels comfortable working with you and desires to take on your case.
Prior to going to any assessments with attorneys (and you must seek advice Clearwater Law Group from with at least 2 legal representatives prior to making a choice) do some research study. The yellow pages is an excellent location to look for a legal representative however keep in mind that the DUI legal representative with the greatest advertisement is not always the finest legal representative for you to work with.
The directory does its finest to note every attorney in the United States along with his or her area( s) of specialty. You can search the directory site by either area or location of law each attorney deals with. People you know can likewise be an excellent source of info concerning a good lawyer.
Create a list of questions you wish to ask each legal representative throughout the consultation so you can compare each lawyer equally prior to choosing who you wish to hire to represent you.
A few concerns you might want to have on the list you make are:
1) What percent of the cases you handle are DUI or impaired driver? (Remember that you desire somebody who is extremely familiar with the current laws in your state.).
Lots of DUI attorneys charge a flat charge, which is a set amount for your case whether or not it goes to trial. Some legal representatives charge a per hour charge. If the case goes to trial then there's another fee to pay.
3) What expenses besides lawyer fees will I be responsible for? (In addition to legal representative charges you may be accountable for things like court expenses and filing charges).
4) Will you be the lawyer managing my case or will another person in the firm be the main legal representative on my case? (This question is especially crucial if you are speaking with at a firm with numerous legal representatives. Some people have been really annoyed when they found out the legal representative they talked to wasn't the lawyer who handled most of their case.).
These are just a few of the questions you'll likely wish to ask about before choosing which DUI attorney you want to work with.
For more information, contact:
Clearwater Law Group
5205 West Clearwater Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: (509) 734-8500