Being arrested is not an everyday occurrence for most people. So, if you are arrested, it can be hard to know what to do next. But, how you handle your case and the steps you take shortly after the arrest can dictate the way in which your case is resolved. A knowledgeable attorney can help you, but before you make a choice on who to defend you, knowing what to expect is helpful. When talking about DUI cases, there are three things you should look for, and expect in the attorney that defends your case.
A DUI is defined as driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or more. If convicted, you face possible loss of license and may have to go on probation in order to resolve your case. To avoid some of the more harsh consequences, like permanent loss of driving privileges or going to jail, you should these three things from your DUI defense attorney:
- Before going to Court, your attorney should be able to tell you possible outcomes. While there are no guarantees and no two cases are the same, there are some common consequences your attorney should point out to you. Knowing how similar cases have been treated in the past will help you to make decisions that make sense.
- Your attorney should give you information about how the case will progress, and what types of court appearances you will be required to attend. Missing a court date can spell disaster for your case, so it is critical for your attorney to be organized and keep you advised of when and where you are supposed to appear.
- Before you leave your attorney’s office after an initial visit, you should be clear about the fee for services.
When you are confident in your choice of attorney, you can face the charges against you without anxiety. Going to Court can be an intimidating experience, but with the right attorney by your side you can rest easy knowing your case will be handled properly. If you are uncomfortable with any of the decisions made on your behalf, you should speak up and ask for clarification on points that are unclear.
If you have questions about criminal defense cases, call a competent criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast for help. Call us to schedule an appointment.