Getting arrested for Driving Under the Influence is often a very stressful event. Many who are arrested have never had any contact with the criminal justice system. They are normal citizens who are taken from their vehicle, searched, handcuffed and thrown in jail. There are many lawyers out there and the choice about who to hire can often be quite confusing. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a lawyer.
1.EXPERIENCE- DUI cases are very specific. To master the art of DUI litigation takes many years of specialized training and thousands of hours of actually litigating DUI’s. Many DUI cases seem difficult if not impossible to beat to the average person. It is the many years of experience that will enable your lawyer to see the sometimes hidden weaknesses in the case in order to get your charges reduced or dismissed. You cannot afford to hire an amateur.
2.SINGULAR FOCUS ON DUI LITIGATION- your lawyer needs to focus specifically on DUI’s. Many lawyers who have a general criminal practice handle murders, federal drug conspiracy cases, other matters that they may consider “more serious” than your DUI. Many of these lawyers don’t work on DUI’s all that much and simply cannot see all the intricacies that must be seen in order to handle your case properly. We focus on DUI’s and we take them very seriously. We will litigate your DUI like we are litigating a homicide.
3.SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND KNOWLEDGE- A good DUI lawyer eats, sleeps and breathes DUI’s and DUI’s only. At SLS law, we keep abreast of the highly changing legal landscape in the world of DUI litigation, we track the changing technologies and tools used to prosecute DUI’s , we own the testing equipment at our firm, we know how to take it apart and put it back together.
4.DEMONSTRATED TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS- Your lawyer should be able to demonstrate actual results with actual client testimonials. A successful lawyer is like a war veteran. There are many battle scars and there is a strong reputation that follows him around. Check out their credentials, make sure they can put their money where their mouth is.
5.USE OF EXPERTS AND INVESTIGATORS- A good DUI lawyer has people around them that can develop a defense for his clients. At SLS law, we are tooled specifically to deal with any problem that can come up in the context of a DUI litigation. We are ready to deal with anything they can throw at us. We use the best and the brightest alcohol experts and investigators who deal with DUI’s only. We have a full support staff that knows how to carry out the defenses we construct on your behalf.