Driving under the influence can carry some substantial consequences, even if it is a first-time offense. Although many people decide to go ahead in their case without the assistance of a lawyer, this almost always results in a guilty charge with no reduction or removal of jail time. By learning how to choose an OUI / DUI lawyer, lessening or even eliminating the charge as a whole should be achievable.
Choose A Lawyer that Specializes in DUI Law
Many lawyers choose to work in several areas of law. If there are not other elements involved with the case or separate pending charges, focus on a professional that makes DUI representation their number one priority. Since a DUI is a traffic related offense, a lawyer with simultaneous experience in traffic law may be advantageous.
The biggest and most immediate hurdle to combat after a DUI is driving privileges. In some instances, a judge will grant temporary driving privileges for work and legal necessities. A lawyer can help reduce the time that you will be without a license by negotiating participation in education or rehabilitation programs. According to Law Fuel, "Your DUI lawyer needs to know what the licensing laws are and be completely familiar with how the actual DUI will affect your license, as well as delays and other license suspension issues that will likely arise. To understand all of this your lawyer should also be familiar with your profession, family and job situation."
Please take the time to contact us at Kovacs Law Office if you have any questions about choosing an OUI/DUI lawyer to represent your case.