When you are facing a driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) charge, there is a lot at stake. Your job, your driver’s license, your money, your reputation, and potentially your freedom are all on the line. DUI is an ever-changing area of the law, and you want someone who can keep up with the latest laws and technology. When it comes to choosing the right DUI lawyer to represent you, there are some credentials you might want to look for and consider.
NATIONAL COLLEGE OF DUI DEFENSE MEMBERSHIP
The National College of DUI Defense (NCDD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing advanced training for DUI defense lawyers. Membership is by invitation only and includes the top DUI defense lawyers throughout the country.
NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATION
Attorneys who participate in this training are specially certified to administer and interpret standard field sobriety tests. Only a small number of attorneys have undergone this training, and it is helpful when challenging field sobriety test results.
An attorney’s membership in state and county bar associations and other organizations demonstrates that the DUI attorney is committed to staying on top of changes and innovations in the law surrounding DUI defense.
Superlawyers uses a multiphase selection process to select the top lawyers in their field. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with other research to determine if a candidate is the best of the best. The objective of Superlawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE
Make sure that the attorney specializes in DUI defense and has been doing it for several years. Experience working for a state’s attorney can also be very helpful when looking for a qualified attorney.
Do some independent research. A quick Google search will reveal the reviews of most attorneys. The reviews and testimonials of past clients are often the best resources for someone seeking an attorney.
If you’ve done your research and you like the attorney’s qualifications and client reviews, set up a consultation. Meeting with the attorney can give you an idea of whether you’ll feel comfortable working with this person and confident that they will provide you with the best defense possible.
Contact the Attorneys at Alpert Schreyer
Andrew Alpert and the experienced attorneys at Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC, check all of these boxes. With over 20 years of experience in DUI defense, multiple certifications, and great client reviews,if you’ve been arrested for DUI, you need Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC on your side. Contact us or call us at (301) 321-7277 to schedule a free consultation.