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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
7 Steps to Hiring a DUI Attorney
  1. 1. Do your research

    Search for attorneys who have experience handling cases similar to yours. By finding an attorney who has experience with your type of case, you're more likely to get the outcome that you want.

  2. 2. Avoid a negative past

    You need everything to be on the up-and-up, and if your state’s disciplining organization disciplined your attorney in the past, it might work against you in your case.

  3. 3. Make appointments

    Schedule consultations with three DUI lawyers. Go over your case and gauge your comfort level with each attorney. Determine which lawyer seems to be the most upfront and honest about your case.

  4. 4. Come prepared

    Bring your paperwork from the arrest to each initial consultation. The attorneys need to go over the paperwork to determine the details of the case.

  5. 5. Budget accordingly

    Go over the fees with the attorney you choose and ask about a payment plan. DUI cases can be expensive, especially when you need to bring experts in to testify. Many attorneys provide payment plans.

  6. 6. Stay on top of things

    Make sure you know which attorney in the firm will handle the case. Many times, attorneys pass cases over to associates.

  7. 7. Ask the attorney for references

    Reputable attorneys have various references ready. You Don't have to call the references. Just look at their testimonials to see that the attorney comes through for his clients.

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