A DUI conviction can cost you a lot, not just in monetary terms but also by causing you to lose your driver’s license, peace of mind and impacting your job and daily life. While the DUI charges are the most common serious traffic crimes in Los Angeles, DUI cases are extraordinarily complex as these require you to deal with two completely separate government agencies; the court and the DMV.
Hiring a DUI attorney is the best thing that you can do to avoid a DUI conviction. Many people are of the view that they can’t avoid a DUI conviction and driver’s license suspension after their breathalyzer and/or blood test yields BAC results above 0.08, but this isn’t true. Skilled DUI lawyers have a good understanding of the law and can make use of every possible loophole and defense strategy to your advantage. So, whether you are facing a first or a third DUI charge, it is imperative that you hire an attorney who will ensure that the consequences are minimized. He will leverage any weakness in the prosecutor’s case against you to improve your chances of avoiding a conviction as well as suspension of your driving privilege. In fact, if there’s any chance of dismissal of your DUI charges, he will make sure that the charges are completely dropped.
Why not opt for public defender instead?
The chances of your charges reduced or dropped are less likely with public defenders as they may lack the requisite resources to provide optimum level of services to their clients. Moreover, not only is their experience level often minimum but they can’t even represent you in your DMV hearing. And as they usually have heavy caseloads, they may not provide your case with the personal and detailed attention you desire. In simpler terms, with a public defender by your side, you will more or less be on your own. Also, you must be able to qualify for a public defender based on you financial need.
Now that you know the importance of hiring a DUI attorney, you should hire the one who is proficient and experienced in DUI cases. In order to be sure that you are opting for the right attorney, ask questions like:
- What is your experience in DUI defense?
- What percentage of your cases are DUIs?
If the answers of the attorney match your expectations, then only zero-in on him. Alternatively, you can simply come to C. Robert Brooks, a top-rated criminal defense lawyer who specializes in DUI defense. You can trust him with your case without any second thoughts. C. Robert Brooks is an experienced lawyer who has always worked to keep his clients safe.