The Lesser Known Questions To Ask When Hiring A DUI Lawyer


If you have been charged with a DUI, you may be looking to hire a DUI lawyer. A DUI lawyer may be able to help you present a defense for your DUI, helping to get the charges reduced or dismissed. There are many important questions to ask when hiring a DUI lawyer, including questions related to their education, experience and how they will handle your case. But while you may know to ask these questions, there are many others that you may not know to ask. Here are a few of the lesser known questions to ask when hiring a DUI lawyer. 

Do You Charge By the Hour or a Flat Fee? 

Some DUI lawyers will charge you by the hour. Others will charge a flat fee for their services when it comes to defending a DUI. There are pros and cons to both methods of billing and weighing these pros and cons can help you decide which is the better choice for you. For example, when you hire an attorney who charges a flat fee, you know what your fee will be for the case, which can be beneficial to those on a tight budget. On the flip side, some DUI cases are fast, and if yours is resolved quickly, you may spend more on a flat fee attorney than you would have paying by the hour. Asking this question helps you know what to expect when it comes to billing so it is important to ask. 

What Defenses May be Applicable to This DUI Case?

Another important question to ask a DUI lawyer is what DUI defenses they think may be applicable to your case. Not every defense is applicable to every case. If you were properly pulled over for just cause, a defense attorney may not be able to contend that you were illegally stopped and tested. But if you were illegally stopped, that may be a defense. Asking this question helps you to understand what approaches a DUI lawyer may take in defending your case. 

Does Your Schedule Allow You to Resolve This Case Quickly? 

Lastly, always ask the attorney if their schedule allows them to resolve your case quickly. In most states, your license will be suspended after being charged with a DUI, not convicted. As such, you may be struggling to get to work, school or other important places. A lawyer who has a full, busy schedule may have to put your case off until their schedule opens up. Always ask if the lawyer if they have the time right now to help you get your case resolved quickly so you can possibly get your license back. 

There are many important questions to ask when hiring a DUI lawyer. Knowing what questions to ask will help you find the best attorney for your needs. 


17 October 2017

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