Why You Need a DUI Lawyer

Being charged with a DUI is a serious offense that can affect your freedom and your reputation. A guilty verdict can lead to jail time, a hefty fine, loss of license, and place a mark on your permanent record. With such severe punishment on the table, nothing should be left up to chance, which is why you need to hire an experienced DUI as soon as possible. Not only will a DUI lawyer help you in the court room, but he or she will be able to assist you in all matters leading up to the trial. The decisions you make before your trial can make or break your case, and poor decisions can put you in a worse position than when you started. Following are three key reasons why hiring a DUI lawyer will put you in the best position to succeed.

Providing Advice Before the Trial

One of the key benefits of hiring a lawyer for your DUI case is the sound advice they will give you before your trial begins. Being charged with a DUI is a stressful situation, and you may make irrational and rushed decisions that can compromise your case. A DUI lawyer will be able to provide you with advice on how to handle yourself during the case, such as if you should agree to a breath or blood test, or what you should reveal to law enforcement. These situations often play a key role during a DUI trial, and the decisions you make before the trial can make or break the verdict.With the aid of a DUI lawyer, you will be able to better navigate these trying times and be put you in the best position to succeed.

Gathering Evidence

One of the primary aspects that will decide your case will be the evidence gathered and submitted to the jury. In order to reduce or eliminate your sentence, you will need the the right evidence to defend yourself, but knowing what evidence you need and how to obtain it can be very difficult. Through his or her experience with DUI cases and understanding of the law, your lawyer will know what methods to use to obtain evidence, as well as how much evidence you will need to build a strong defense. Also, based on the unique circumstances of your case, your lawyer will know which evidence to acquire, as well as how to defend you against evidence that will be used against you.

Understanding DUI Laws

DUI laws can be very complicated, and even if you think you have a clear understanding of them, you aren’t as versed in the ins and outs of the laws as an experienced lawyer. Through their depth of knowledge pertaining to DUI laws, your lawyer will put you in the best position to succeed as they will be able to create a sound defense based on your unique situation. You may think you know a lot about DUI laws, but if you try to defend yourself without the aid of an attorney, you could be setting yourself up for failure. Without a proper understanding of the law and how to defend yourself, you might receive a punishment that otherwise could have been avoided.

When you are accused of a DUI, it is vital that you obtain counsel from an attorney. An experienced DUI lawyer will not only provide you the advice you need leading up to your trial, but they will be able to put together the best defense possible for your crime with their understanding of DUI laws. Even if the evidence is mounted against you, consult an attorney before speaking with any law enforcement professionals to ensure you have make the right decisions before your trial. When your freedom and reputation are on trial, you should leave nothing up to chance, and an attorney will help put you in the best position to succeed.

About the Author:

David R. Jones is a criminal defense attorney at the Denver and Golden, Colorado-based Law Offices of D.R. Jones. A former Colorado State Public Defender, Mr. Jones earned his law degree from the University of Denver, College of Law and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1996. He is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, National Association of Trial Advocacy, and is active in community efforts to improve the criminal justice system.