How to Choose the Right DUI Lawyer

How to Choose the Right DUI Lawyer

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.

Association Membership

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 Designation

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.

Client Reviews

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.

Consultation

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, 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, LLC on your side. Contact us or call us at 866-444-6363 to schedule a free consultation.

About Andrew Alpert

+Andrew is one of the leading DUI and criminal defense attorneys in both the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He blogs about Maryland DUI law, has numerous videos on the subject and has been asked to appear on national television to offer his legal opinion on high-profile criminal cases.