What your Lawyer Needs to Know to Help Your DUI Case


WHAT YOUR LAWYER NEEDS TO KNOW TO HELP YOUR DUI CASELet’s face it, we all make mistakes. However, some carry a heavier consequence than others, such as making the decision to drive while under the influence of alcohol. When you are pulled over and subsequently arrested for DUI/DWI, there are several important steps you need to take in order to have a better chance of protecting your future. The first and one of the most important is to find an experienced, aggressive DUI defense attorney who can help guide you through the process and help avoid a conviction. For many people, having to hire an attorney is both a new and terrifying experience. What should you tell them? What should you leave out? Here are some of the things your attorney needs to know in order to build an aggressive defense on your behalf.

The Details

Knowing is half the battle, and the more your attorney knows, the better your chances in the courtroom. How were you feeling that day? Were you sick? Why did the officer say you were pulled over? What was the weather like? What were the road conditions? These are all important details that your attorney needs to know in order to set up your defense. Even seemingly unimportant details such as what you were doing at the time you were first pulled over can be crucial to your case. Remember, an attorney is not a mind reader and details about your life won’t just be conjured out of thin air. Tell your attorney other important facts, such whether you have a CDL or Security clearance for your job, and if you have any medical conditions that may have had a negative impact on your field sobriety and breath testing results.

The Truth

This seems obvious, but it’s an aspect that most people struggle with. Think about it this way, just as you wouldn’t lie to the doctor as to which leg hurts when it’s time for surgery, you shouldn’t provide misleading or false information to your attorney in order to make yourself appear more innocent.  Doing could very easily lead to your conviction. It’s also important to let him or her know if you’ve had trouble with the law in the past, as it typically means that your attorney will need to approach your case differently. The more you give your attorney to work with, the better your chances are of avoiding conviction.

Your attorney is there to serve your best interests and will help guide you through the process of getting the necessary information to help build your defense.   How much DUI/DWI defense experience your attorney has can make all the difference between being convicted or acquitted.  Contact the law offices of Alpert Schreyer and receive a free case evaluation about your case. If the thought of hiring an attorney to represent you is scary, just imagine how much worse it will be handling your DUI/DWI arrest without a good attorney at your side.  Be prepared and call Alpert Schreyer, LLC at (301) 708-0819  today.

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