When you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), you have a limited amount of time to get moving on your case to prevent your driving privileges from being taken away. While your criminal court date may be weeks or even months away, you can lose your driver's license 10 days following the arrest for DUI if you do not act quickly. With so little time to act, you need to recognize the importance of having an experienced DUI attorney by your side from the very beginning of your case.
Why hire a DUI attorney?
Think of it this way: the District Attorney is coming prepared, and there is no reason you shouldn't be also. The District Attorney will be using all the details of the law to take away your rights and privileges, trying to impose time in jail, fines, and lengthy DUI classes. With so much stacked against you, you deserve to have a legal representative who will give you a fighting chance.
A DUI attorney can offer many benefits, including:
Helping you to meet all of the deadlines
Protecting your right to remain silent
Determine impact and credibility of evidence
Providing expert analysis of the law
Removing bias and prejudice
Knowing how to challenge the results of breath, blood, urine, and field sobriety tests
Having access to expert witnesses and independent laboratories
Even if a case does not go to trial or if you think the evidence against you is too much, an experienced DUI attorney can work with the evidence presented to get you no or reduced jail time, fines, and other penalties instead of having you face these all on your own.