You truly do need the best lawyer your money can buy,when it comes to DUI charges.
Even if it happens to be the first time you have been arrested for driving under the influence, expect your life to change dramatically. Every state is becoming more strict and most are adding mandatory minimum sentences.
A friend of my family recently had a tragic family event occur and rather than deal with it in the appropriate manner, he chose to drink and drive. We live in the Provo Utah area and here, the laws regardingdriving under the influence or “DUI”, are very strict. Everyone who was with him that evening decided to take a cab and they were not able to retrieve the keys away from him. A few minutes after they left to hail a taxi, he was pulled over by the police. He now faces a two year suspension of his driving license and possible jail or home confinement with a ankle bracelet monitoring device. Those are just to start with. I was able to attend his first meeting with the DUI lawyer he selected. I told him I wanted to learn more about lawyers and how they handle DUI cases. I also wanted to learn about their fees and mandatory minimum sentences for our specific state, Utah. DUI laws vary according to what state you are charged in.
It is true that most states now have mandatory minimum sentences for DUI offenders, even first timers. Each lawyer specializes in the laws in his or her state. In Oregon state, your drivers license is suspended before you are even convicted. If you don’t have an lawyer, you are looking at very serious consequences that you may not face if you hire the right DUI lawyer. Our friend contacted and met with several lawyers and the minimum cost was around five thousand dollars. If the case ends up in a trial, it could cost even more. This says nothing about the effects on the offenders family, job and social life.
You definitely need to find a way to obtain the best lawyer that specializes in this field. If you don’t have a very good lawyer that specializes in defending DUI cases, you can almost certainly forget about getting the charges filed against you dropped.
Search forums and reviews for lawyers in your specific state and or county. Plan on paying a heavy price both financially and emotionally if you are convicted of driving under the influence. Your only hope is having the very best defense and an expert who wins cases similar to yours. Use the Internet to find the very best lawyer. The difference between doing this and nothing could mean the difference between incarceration and freedom.