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How do I find the best possible DUI attorney?

A:

The best way is by doing your homework and researching their reputation and experience. Talk to people in the legal profession you may already know. You should also check to see if the attorney has online reviews from former clients and/or any professional recognitions for superior service, such as those listed at the bottom of my About Me page.

Q:

What will a lawyer cost?

A:

Many factors determine what fees a lawyer will charge. Among those factors are:

  • The attorney's reputation, experience and geographic location
  • Whether the case is a misdemeanor or a felony
  • Any prior convictions you might have
  • Whether or not expert witnesses are required for your defense

Fees can vary from as little as $500 to more than $15,000 depending on the complexity of your case.

Q:

What are some of the defenses that can be used?

A:

Defenses to a DUI charge can be complex and limitless depending on the facts of each case. However, most defenses fall under the broad range of proving probable cause, the reading of Miranda rights, issues with blood-alcohol concentration tests, the validity of field sobriety tests and the timing of field sobriety tests.

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What are DUI penalty enhancements?

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If certain facts exist in a case, a defendant may be exposed to enhanced penalties when being charged with drunk driving. These can include excessive speed, a child in the car, if there was property damage, if someone was injured or killed or if the defendant was underage at the time of the arrest.