If you have been accused of a DUI and charged, it might be best to get some professional help to help deal with the complicated technicalities of the law surrounding DUIs. There are many experienced and knowledgeable lawyers available in every state who will be able to help you deal with the situation in the best way possible to minimize your exposure. It is best to get one as quickly as possible so that they have more time to help you and also to make sure that you do not take any steps without talking to them.
1. Look for lawyers in your state online or in advertisements published in newspapers, tv etc.
Draw up a list of all the suitable lawyers and call them up one by one to find out how much they would charge, how they can help you and what they expect will happen in your case after you explain your situation.
2. Narrow your list of candidates.
Look for lawyers in your budget range who understand your situation well and can help you get your charges reduced or even dropped.
3. Do your research.
Look for information on the remaining lawyers like who often they are able to plead the charges down, how often they have managed to get them dismissed, reviews from old clients and how they have managed to help them. There are many resources on the internet that can help you with this and also in public records.
4. Ask them about their professional experience.
Ask them if they are members of any organization that specializes in DUIs. Ask them how long they have been practicing and how many DUI cases they have handled. Ask them why they think they are the best representation for you and what they can realistically promise to do for you.
5. Choose a lawyer.
With all of this information, you can go ahead and make a decision on who would be the best lawyer for you and hopefully, they can mount a good defense for you and get your charges lessened or even dropped in some cases.