During the holiday season, DUI lawyers are particular busy. If you are one of the many people who got pulled over at a DUI checkpoint on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or any other time during the holiday season, then you need to find a good lawyer to represent you in your case. Finding a DUI attorney in the DC area is easy, but finding the right DUI lawyer for you and your case might not be quite so simple. Different lawyers are better at different defenses. One lawyer may be great at fighting against the accuracy of a breathalyzer. This could be especially good for someone who was barely over the legal limit according to the breathalyzer used. Another attorney might be able to help you specifically if you were pulled over at a sobriety checkpoint. These attorneys are usually extremely busy around the holiday season when law enforcement officials set up a lot of checkpoints in order to protect civilians from drunk drivers.
How to go about finding the right attorney for you:
You can ask your friends if they have any recommendations, but unless you are a part of a group full of drunks, you probably won’t get very far with this tactic. The best thing, for you to do, is probably going to be searching for reviews online.
Make sure to read the reviews carefully. If you find a lot of good reviews for cases that are similar to yours, then you should call the attorney for a free consultation. If the attorney has a lot of good reviews, but none of the cases mentioned are similar to yours, then you might want to save your time. You also need to make sure that the attorney you call specializes in DUI cases and doesn’t handle cases in a lot of different legal fields.
What to look for during your consultation
Once you schedule your consultation, you need to come up with some questions to ask. First the lawyer will ask you about what happened. Make sure not to leave anything out. After you finish discussing the details, you can ask all of your questions. Some popular ones include what kind of penalties you should expect, what kind of defense the lawyer is thinking about using, and of whether or not the arrest will be on your permanent record. If you think the lawyer seemed competent during your meeting, then you should consider hiring him or her. If the lawyer did not answer your questions confidently, then you should probably consider some other options