The Advantage of Hiring a DUI Attorney
The advantage of hiring a drunk driving attorney is that they understand the rules and the consequences of a drunk driving arrest (i.e., losing your license, paying a large fine, jail time, permanent mark on your record).
An experienced DUI attorney will know the applicable law, the defenses, the local prosecutors, and the options related to a drunk driving case in your jurisdiction in detail. The attorney is in a better position to present your case in the most advantageous manner possible in order to reduce your penalty/sentencing or to have your DUI charge dismissed entirely.
More states have begun cracking down on drunk driving offenses by imposing stiffer penalties and harsher sentencing, especially on future drunk driving convictions. Even a misdemeanor drunk driving conviction can have more impact on your life and criminal history than some lower level felony offenses by way of mandatory jail sentences and lengthy driver’s license suspensions, so it is important that you take steps to minimize the impact of a DUI on your life.
An experienced DUI attorney knows the important legal rules and standards (and local court customs and procedures). While any attorney can represent you in court, they may not be up on the latest requirements for blood draws, field sobriety tests, breath tests, or sobriety check points. If an attorney is not conversant in current DUI laws and technology, they will not be able to identify many issues with your case that could result in a lesser sentence or dismissal. Moreover, finding a reputable attorney with DUI experience might also mean a lesser hit to your pocketbook because the attorney is up to speed on the substantive law applicable to your case and what evidence to look for.
When choosing a DUI attorney to represent you, consider this: you wouldn’t want your dentist to give you open-heart surgery. The same theory applies when selecting a DUI attorney. Don’t compromise your DUI case (and future life) with someone who is less than qualified to understand your DUI defense.
Contact Attorney Archambault. He understands the anxiety individuals experience when facing criminal charges. He takes the time to meet with his clients to explain the charges and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case. We encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your case with Attorney Archambault.