Sisinni Legal believes that hiring a DUI defense lawyer to represent you in a DUI case will offer plenty of benefits. Most importantly, a DUI attorney knows how to build a defense and how to resolve the case favorably for the client.
Keep in mind that DUI lawyers have years of experience defending suspects and know the laws regarding DUI. A good DUI defense lawyer provides advice and counsel when it comes to negotiating with the prosecutor in a DUI case, accepting a well-negotiated plea deal, or creating defenses that will be presented in a court of law.
If you have been charged or accused of driving under the influence do not go to Court without a DUI lawyer just to save money. More often than not you will wind up paying much more money in fines and serving more time incarcerated in prison if you attempt to represent yourself.
The benefits of using a DUI defense attorney include:
- The lawyer’s ability to negotiate a plea deal with less jail time and fewer fines paid to the County and State.
- A DUI lawyer can find technicalities involving your case that could have the charges withdrawn and/or the case dismissed altogether.
- Anything discussed with a DUI lawyer is strictly confidential and is protected under the attorney/client privilege. Since all communication is confidential between you and your lawyer, be completely honest with the lawyer, it will help him or her to build a stronger case.
- A DUI lawyer will be able to review a police officer’s report of the traffic stop or the DUI accident that occurred.
Keep in mind that a DUI lawyer also can help you get your DUI charge expunged somewhere down the line. To have a DUI expunged from your permanent record requires a variety of things to happen, including the state of the charge and where the charge was originally filed.
If you have been pulled over for driving under the influence and have had your license suspended by the state, a DUI lawyer can appeal the license suspension and hopefully have the license reactivated before heading to court. This will enable you to continue driving until the case reaches trial.
If you are a first time offender, a DUI attorney may be able to have the charge reduced to a reckless driving charge. This will result in lower fines, a reduced license suspension time, reduced jail time (if any), and not letting the case go to trial.
Also, one of the most important benefits of using a DUI defense lawyer is the ability to determine whether or not the responding officer had probable cause to pull you over and probable cause to perform a DUI field sobriety test and/or breathalyzer exam. A DUI lawyer also knows how the DUI tests should be performed and whether or not they were performed correctly.
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