The Importance of Selecting a DUI Attorney
Never use a general attorney for DUI cases. DUI laws are complex and require an in-depth understanding of the legal system in a very specific regard. Other lawyers may be able to represent you in court, but only a specialized DUI attorney can hope to gain you a favorable outcome.
A DUI related car accident and subsequent drunk-driving conviction can bring many negative consequences, such as:
- jail or prison time
- a criminal record
- restrictive probation
- community service
- alcohol education
- restrictions on or revocation of your drivers license
- substance-abuse treatment
- a civil lawsuit
- court and administrative fees
- guilt and grief over harm to others
- higher insurance premiums
- attorneys fees
- social stigma
- car repair or replacement
If you are arrested for or charged with drunk driving, a DUI lawyer can best advise you about your legal rights and help you fight the charges.
It is getting increasingly common for police agencies throughout California to setup random checkpoints to stop and arrest drivers who are suspected of DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs). Did you know that California law has specific rules for how these checkpoints must be set up and conducted? If the officers conducting the checkpoint did not follow these rules, the traffic stop may be found to be illegal. In those cases, a good DUI attorney will be able to have the arrest on charges of driving under the influence thrown out of court.
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