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What to Look For In A Good Dui Lawyer

What to Look For In A Good Dui Lawyer

Posted By Parks & Braxton, PA || 7-Jan-2017

Finding the right legal representation is the most important step you need to take when facing a DUI charge. However, with today’s information overload, sifting through the available information to find the best DUI attorney can be a daunting task. Here are a few useful tips to help you locate the right DUI lawyer who is capable of handling your case competently.

MAKE SURE THE LAWYER IS AN OWL/DWI/DUI SPECIALIST

As obvious as this may seem, it is very important and probably not as simple as you may think. Not every lawyer who states in his or her website that “I’ll handle your DUI case” has the knowledge and level of competence your unique circumstances require. You need to make a few inquiries to ensure that the lawyer is competent enough in DUI cases. Ask what percentage of his or her case load is DUI and how long the firm has been practicing DUI law. Is the firm updated on the ever changing trends in drunk-driving laws? Do they attend seminars in DUI matters? If the lawyer seems reluctant to give you specific answers to your questions on how the DUI will affect you, then most likely they don’t do enough drunk-driving defense cases to represent you effectively.

MAKE SURE THE LAWYER PRACTICES IN YOUR AREA

A Miami DUI defense lawyer who is well versed with Florida DUI law knows how important it is to know the players and rules of the game in his or her area. An attorney who practices in your area has a good knowledge of judges and how each judge likes running his or her courtroom. This kind of knowledge may not change the law but increases chances of getting a positive outcome for your case. For instance, a lawyer who has worked with the local prosecutors before stands a better chance of getting you off the hook than one making a guest appearance in a new courtroom.

THE LAWYER MUST BE CURRENT ON DUI LAW

As any lawyer will tell you, DUI law is one of the most dynamic fields in criminal law. It is quite complex too. DUI laws change frequently in Florida and elsewhere. Almost every year, the legislature makes changes in DUI law which makes it imperative for lawyers to stay updated on issues regarding drunk-driving law.

DOES THE LAWYER HAVE A GOOD TRIAL EXPERIENCE IN DUI CASES?

Find out how many times the lawyer has handled drunk-driving cases and the outcomes of each case. However, keep in mind that no two cases are similar so regardless of the number of cases he or she has won it is not a guarantee that you will have the same outcome. What you should aim for is representation by a lawyer with experience in DUI cases.

Your freedom and future are at stake when you are arrested and charged with DUI. This is a fact well recognized by Park & Braxton, PA law firm in Miami, FL. With over 40 years combined experienced, the law firm’s partners Andrew Parks and Michael Braxton are your best option when faced with DUI charges in Miami.

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