3 Reasons Why You Should Hire A DUI Attorney

Many people mistakenly think that having a DUI is a mild crime. This is not the case. In fact, if you do not go about your DUI hearing right you could have a charge put on your permanent record that could compromise opportunities for you for the rest of your life. In order to get the most favorable outcome possible you should hire a DUI attorney. Here are a couple reasons why.

1. The Attorney Knows The Protocol of The Court

With a DUI charge you will have to go before a judge to plead to your DUI. A lawyer has experience with this situation and will be able to help you get the best outcome. For instance, they can advise you how to plead and how much information you should give the judge about your situation and any other extenuating circumstances.

Although you cannot predict what a judge will do, because every situation is different, lawyers have enough experience to know how best to handle the situation.

2. A Lawyer Can Help You Plead Down and Save You Money

DUI charges can be very expensive. Depending on the type of charge you get you might be fined a great deal. Many people think that hiring a lawyer will cost them more money, however in most cases it will save you money in the long run. This is because the lawyer can help you to get the DUI taken down to a warning, misdemeanor or a lesser charge. This means that you might avoid a fine altogether and just have to do community service. Keeping the charge off your permanent record is worth more money than what you would save in lawyer fees. This is because it could affect your ability to get a job, get into college and so much more.

3.  As A General Rule You Should Avoid Representing Yourself In Court

Don't make the mistake of thinking that if you represent yourself in court the judge will go easier on you. In fact, sometimes it is the opposite. Judges have little patience for someone who does not understand the court system. It wastes their time and can make the proceedings longer than they need to be. In many cases, a judge will be easier on you if you have taken the time to get a lawyer to represent you.

For these reasons, and many more, you should hire a DUI attorney, from a firm like Tolman Kirk Clucas PLLC, to help you with a DUI charge. 

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Unlike many children growing up today, I am old enough to remember what life was like before the internet became popular! Many years ago, I ended up in a messy legal situation that stemmed from a simple misunderstanding. It turned out that I actually did not break the law, and finding that out in court was a great relief! While I had a great lawyer who helped me during that time, reading some legal information for myself about the laws surrounding my incident could have greatly eased my worries during the stressful time. I have since dedicated myself to learning more about the law, so I never have to deal with a legal mess again. I thought I would make a blog to share some legal knowledge I have acquired along with some general legal tips. I hope I can help many people!

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