Do I Need A DUI Lawyer?
Whether or not you hire an attorney can have a huge impact on your case so you may desire to think carefully prior to making a choice. If you do decide to employ a DUI legal representative there are several things to consider so that you discover the best attorney possible to represent you.
Depending on where you live you might not be able to find a great attorney that practices DUI law specifically, however look for a lawyer who spends at least half of his or her time dealing with DUI cases. It might be appealing to employ your local attorney who deals with a variety of problems such as DUI's, divorce, wills, and personal bankruptcy, etc. but DUI law is comprehensive and constantly altering so you will likely be much better working with a specialist in DUI.
Before you work with a DUI attorney, or any other type of attorney, satisfy with him or her. Having a face to deal with conference with your legal representative prior to hiring him or her is good for both the client and the attorney. It likewise assists the attorney decide if he or she feels comfortable working with you and desires to take on your case.
Prior to going to any consultations with lawyers (and you ought to speak with a minimum of 2 legal representatives prior to deciding) do some research. The yellow pages is a good place to look for an attorney but keep in mind that the DUI legal representative with the greatest advertisement is not always the best lawyer for you to hire. He or she is just the person with the most significant ad. You desire an attorney with DUI competence and experience.
The library is another excellent location to do research study. Your public library ought to have a copy of the Martindale Hubbell law directory. The directory does its best to list every legal representative in the United States in addition to his/her location( s) of specialized. You can search the directory by either location or area of law each lawyer handles. The directory site is likewise offered online. Individuals you understand can likewise be a great source of info concerning a good attorney.
Develop a list of concerns you want to ask each lawyer during the assessment so you can compare each legal representative similarly before deciding who you would like to work with Clearwater Law Group to represent you.
A couple of concerns you may want to have on the list you make are:
1) What percent of the cases you handle are DUI or impaired motorist? (Remember that you desire somebody who is extremely familiar with the current laws in your state.).
2) What do you charge and what is your cost structure? (You'll need to know the most you'll need to pay in addition to how much you have to pay upfront. Lots of DUI legal representatives charge a flat charge, which is a set quantity for your case whether or not it goes to trial. Some lawyers charge a per hour cost. Others have actually staggered charge structures that break things into phases. They might charge a flat cost up till trial. If the case goes to trial then there's another fee to pay. If the entire cost is needed upfront but you are economically not able to pay everything upfront ask if a payment arrangement can be worked out. It can't injure to ask. The worst response you can get is "no.").
3) What expenses besides attorney fees will I be accountable for? (In addition to attorney fees you may be accountable for things like court expenses and filing fees).
4) Will you be the lawyer managing my case or will another person in the firm be the main legal representative on my case? (This question is especially crucial if you are seeking advice from at a firm with several legal representatives. Some individuals have been very disappointed when they discovered the lawyer they consulted with wasn't the legal representative who dealt with the majority of their case.).
These are simply a few of the concerns you'll likely want to go over prior to deciding which DUI lawyer is right for you.
For more information, contact:
Clearwater Law Group
5205 West Clearwater Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: (509) 734-8500