A good DWI attorney can be one of your most valuable assets when you’re dealing with your DWI charges. While hiring a DWI lawyer will require a small investment – the knowledge gained and the return on that investment from having your DWI charges reduced or entirely dropped – is more than worth the expense.
WILL MY DWI ATTORNEY HELP ME PLEA?
Yes. How you plead at your arraignment paves the road for your DWI defense. Your DWI attorney will offer valuable advice on whether you should plead guilty, not guilty, or no contest at your arraignment. You never want to plead guilty without first consulting with a DWI lawyer. An accomplished DWI attorney may be able to get your DWI charges reduced or dropped altogether.
CAN MY DWI ATTORNEY GET MY CHARGES DROPPED?
One of the ways your DWI attorney can get your charges reduced or dropped is by filing motions on your behalf. If your Constitutional rights have been violated, an example of a motion your attorney may file is to suppress or exclude evidence. The evidence can be statements by you, observations that the police officer makes, and even the results of any alcohol or drug test.
This motion will typically result in a court hearing where your DWI lawyer will have the opportunity to examine the officer’s testimony, the prosecutor’s evidence against you, and present oral arguments to the court. The motion and its accompanying hearing can substantially increase your chance of getting your DWI charges dropped.
CAN MY FAMILY ATTORNEY BE MY DWI ATTORNEY?
Would you let a veterinarian do your dental work? Probably not. While your family attorney who handles contract matters, wills and trusts, and other legal issues may be an accomplished attorney in those specific fields, the area of DWI is a specific area of law, too; with its own complex issues. Attorneys typically choose a field of law that they’re most interested in – and their focus on that specific area is intense. A DWI attorney’s focus on DWI is going to far exceed the focus that a real estate attorney or a divorce attorney will have in the field.
Let your veterinarian handle your pet’s needs and your dentist handle your teeth – consult with a DWI attorney to fight your DWI charges.