Questions to Ask a Potential DUI Lawyer

February 5, 2015

How to Vet a DUI Lawyer for Your Case

Many DUI lawyers are willing to meet with potential clients to briefly discuss the facts of their cases.

If you are facing DUI or DWI charges, this meeting can help you determine whether or not a potential DUI lawyer is right for your case.

The best way to assess a potential attorney’s credentials and experience is by asking the right questions during this consultation.

 

How Many DUI/DWI Cases Have they Handled?

DUI/DWI litigation is an incredibly complex area of criminal law, so a DUI attorney needs to have knowledge of DUI law and procedure in your state.

If a law firm devotes a significant part of its practice to handling DUI cases, then the attorneys are more likely to be current on DUI law.

A great way to gauge an attorney’s DUI experience is by asking how many similar cases he or she has handled.

Even though there is no set number to qualify an attorney, it gives you a sense of how much the practice is devoted to DUI law.

 

How Many of their Cases Plead Guilty?

Some lawyers suggest pleading their clients’ cases before conducting any real investigation or looking into pre-trial issues.

When looking for a DUI lawyer, you need to make sure he or she would be willing and able to take your case to trial.

It’s important to work with an attorney that doesn’t suggest pleading your case until conducting a complete investigation on all of the evidence in your case.

 

How Familiar are they with Breath Test Machines?

A DUI defense attorney should be familiar with how breath test machines work, the philosophy behind breath tests, as well as alcohol’s absorption in the body.

This information is crucial for your attorney to identify and question an inaccurate breath test result.

At Thrush Law Group, our DUI lawyers know the courts, judges and legal system in Arizona.

We are constantly reviewing new changes in law to help clients make the best decision in their cases.

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