A DUI/OUI charge can be very serious, especially for those who are employed in a transportation or machinery associated industry. Not only can it cause you to lose your current position, but it also may make future employment challenging. In addition, it can also impact other aspects of your life such as insurance costs, credit decisions and general reputation. By learning how to select the right OUI / DUI lawyer to represent you in your case, achieving the best possible outcome for your case will be possible.
Choose an Attorney Who Knows Local Legal Personnel
Many attorneys may have experience in the local and state laws regarding being charged with driving under the influence, but few have personal experience with the judge or prosecutor personally handling your case. According to Free Advice, "A drunk driving attorney will know the players involved in a DUI prosecution, from the local officer to the prosecutor to the judge. They will also have a working relationship with the prosecutors that handle the DUI cases. Depending on local practices and the facts of your case, some prosecutors allow pleas to alternate charges such as “obstruction of roadway” in exchange for a higher fine and stiffer counseling."
Cost of Representation
The cost of hiring a lawyer in a DUI case can often be quite high. Balance the severity of your DUI charge with the amount that you are willing to spend on representation for your case. Keep in mind that choosing to proceed in your case without representation can often leave you susceptible to the maximum punishment associated with your specific charges.
Take the time to contact us at Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. if you have any questions about selecting an OUI/DUI lawyer.