Why You Should Hire a DUI Attorney
Jan 24, 2018
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a very serious and dangerous act. Because of this, those that are charged with the crime could face significant penalties that can include loss of driving privileges, financial penalties, or even jail time. If you are charged with a DUI, hiring a DUI attorney could be a great option as they will provide you with a number of different services.
When you hire a DUI attorney the first thing that they will do is provide you with a consultation. The attorney will be able to review the police report, medical reports, and other relevant information to determine what type of potential penalties you are facing. Based on this review, they will also be able to provide you with advice on how to proceed to ensure you get the lowest penalty possible.
While a DUI charge is taken very seriously, most of the cases are handled outside of the courtroom. Your DUI attorney will be able to provide you with assistance to negotiate the best deal possible. The attorney will negotiate with the prosecutors in an attempt to plea to a lesser charge or have the charges dropped entirely. They are often able to have penalties reduced to smaller fines, community service, or shorter license suspension periods.
If you are charged with a DUI or other crime you should contact us immediately. We will be able to provide you with guidance and support to ensure your rights are properly represented.
Michael Mitchell is a Fresno attorney who practices in the areas of DUI, personal injury & criminal law. Visit his Google+ profile.