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Arrested for DUI?

Arrested for DUI?

Posted By Parks & Braxton, PA || 28-Jun-2016

Before retaining an attorney, the first rule should be specialization is the key. You wouldn’t go to a podiatrist for a brain tumor. Hiring aDUI attorney is no different. It is important to understand that DUI is vastly different than most other types of criminal offenses. For example, a DUI lawyer needs to have a comprehensive background in dealing with breath, blood and urine testing. Chemical testing in whatever form is the backbone of most DUI cases. A DUI Manslaughter or Serious Bodily Injury case is almost always going to involve a blood draw. Sometimes a person appears at a hospital and a doctor or nurse will typically draw blood for medical purposes. Under that scenario, it is crucial that the attorney is knowledgable about a person’s privacy rights concerning medical records. The point is, DUI is a highly specialized area of law. One should only hire a firm that dedicates itself to the defense of drunk driving cases.

Simply because someone does something often does not mean that they do it well. When retaining a DUI lawyer, a history of success means everything. Therefore, it is crucial to see for yourself how often the attorney wins. The Florida Bar allows attorneys to publish their past success so long as each case is objectively verifiable. What does that mean? For my money, I would want to see the actual case numbers assigned to a particular case so that I can look it up for myself. I would want to see a Judge’s name attached to the case. Finally, I would like the date that the lawyer won a particular case. Therefore, objectively verifiable means that you can look at a case on an attorney website and see for yourself all of the above referenced information in order to feel confidant that the case result is real.

Finally, it is important that the lawyer wins cases that have similar facts to your case. For example, if my case involves an accident and a refusal to submit to breath testing, I want to know that the DUI attorney has not only handled this type of case, but more importantly, that they were successful. Thus, beyond the case numbers, dates and Judges’ names, you want to be able to see the facts of each case in order to compare it to your own. Additionally, you want to read the results of each case. Being arrested for DUI and ultimately choosing the right attorney can be stressful. In the end, it boils down to three important questions. First, how much of the lawyer’s practice is geared towards the defense of DUI. Next, is the lawyer winning on a consistent basis and can I see the results for myself. Finally, are the past results factually similar to my case. If you the lawyer those three questions then you are on the right track. For additional questions please call Parks & Braxton (305) 655-2900.

Categories: DUI