The advantage of hiring a DUI specialized lawyer are well known. A DUI (Driving Under the Influence) specialist understands the rules and consequences of being arrested for drunk driving. In the event of an arrest for a DUI, it is advisable to get a specialized lawyer the earliest time possible. Some cases are time sensitive, requiring immediate action within a span of 10 days of the initial arrest. A specialist will help avoid or minimize severe penalties, as well as consequences associated with DUI. The reasons for hiring a specialized lawyer include:
· Saving your life
In the last few years, many states have been cracking down on drunken driving offenses through stiffer penalties and harsh sentencing. Getting arrested for drunk driving is a serious charge that could easily result in the loss of driver’s license, payment of a large fine, loss of a job, permanent mark on your driving record, jail time or imprisonment. Furthermore, a DUI conviction acts as a prior deterrent. Therefore, if you are convicted the second time, the penalties become drastically worse. To help you out, you need some professional help, this can help you save your driver’s license and money.
· Offering experience
Misdemeanor drunken driving convictions can impact the life and criminal history of an individual than many other felony offenses through lengthy driver’s license suspension and mandatory jail sentences. Hiring a professional can help minimize the impact of any DUI. An attorney who has been practicing DUI knows the applicable law, the local prosecutors, the defenses and the options available for drunken driving cases in the applicable jurisdiction. Therefore, they are better placed to present their clients cases in an effective manner. This can help a great deal in reducing the penalty or sentences. Better still, they can get their clients charges dismissed entirely.
A DUI specialized lawyer knows the existing legal rules, standards, local court customs and legal procedures, in great depth for the charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. A family lawyer can draft pleadings, but they may not possess the most recent requirements for field sobriety tests, blood draws, sobriety check points or breathe tests. Therefore, a lawyer who does not specialize in the current laws and technology in DUI, may not be able to consciously or unconsciously identify, many important issues in a DUI case to dismiss or lessen the sentence of the case. Their experience allows them to know which defenses carry more weight and which ones do not. Hence, enabling them to present their clients cases more effectively.