Do I Need A DUI Lawyer?
Whether or not you hire an attorney can have a huge effect on your case so you may desire to believe carefully before making a choice. If you do decide to employ a DUI legal representative there are numerous things to consider so that you discover the finest lawyer possible to represent you.
Depending on where you live you might not be able to find a good legal representative that practices DUI law exclusively, but look for a legal representative who invests at least half of his or her time handling DUI cases. It might be appealing to hire your regional attorney who deals with a range of issues such as DUI's, divorce, wills, and bankruptcy, etc. however DUI law is substantial and continually changing so you will likely be much better employing a professional in DUI.
Before you employ a DUI attorney, or any other type of attorney, fulfill with him or her. Having a face to face meeting with your attorney before employing him or her is excellent for both the customer and the lawyer. It also helps the lawyer decide if he or she feels comfortable working with you and desires to take on your case.
Prior to going to any assessments with attorneys (and you must seek advice from with at least 2 legal representatives prior to making a choice) do some research study. The yellow pages is a good place to look for a lawyer but remember that the DUI lawyer with the biggest ad is not necessarily the best attorney for you to employ.
The library is another good location to do research study. Your library must have a copy of the Martindale Hubbell law directory site. The directory site does its best to list every lawyer in the United States along with his or her location( s) of specialized. You can browse the directory site by either place or area of law each lawyer deals with. The directory is likewise readily available online. Individuals you understand can also be a good source of information regarding an excellent lawyer.
Create a list of concerns you wish to ask each legal representative throughout the consultation so you can compare each lawyer equally prior to choosing who you wish to employ to represent you.
A few concerns you might wish to have on the list you make are:
1) What percent of the cases you deal with are DUI or impaired driver? (Remember that you want somebody who is really knowledgeable about the present laws in your state.).
Many DUI legal representatives charge a flat charge, which is a set amount for your case whether or not it goes to trial. Some lawyers charge a per hour charge. If the case goes to trial then there's another charge to pay.
3) What costs besides lawyer costs will I be responsible for? (In addition to lawyer costs you might be responsible for things like court costs and filing costs).
4) Will you be the legal representative handling my case or will someone else in the company be the main attorney on my case? (This question is specifically essential if you are speaking with at a firm with numerous attorneys. Some people have actually been really annoyed when they found out the legal representative they talked to wasn't the attorney who handled most of Clearwater Law Group their case.).
These are just a few of the questions you'll likely wish to ask about before choosing which DUI attorney is right for you.
For more information, contact:
Clearwater Law Group
5205 West Clearwater Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: (509) 734-8500