Were you recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, even prescription medication in Orange County? If so, you’re familiar with the anti-drinking and driving messages by the U.S. government and other organizations.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), “Drunk and drugged driving comes with a cost – and it is one that robs us of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, spouses and friends.” MADD continues, “Drunk driving is still the #1 cause of death on our roadways.” These types of messages strike guilt in the hearts of people who accidentally drink and drive. But, you can’t let guilt control the outcome of your DUI case.
After a DUI arrest, you want to find a defense lawyer with the skill and experience to help you understand your legal rights and options. All too often, people mistakenly believe that just because they blew over .08%, or because their blood results came back with over a .08% (the legal limit), they automatically lose their case. This could NOT be further from the truth!
If you’re in this predicament, don’t lose hope. Hiring the right DUI defense lawyer could make all the difference in your future. But, like any important decision, choosing the right attorney should be based on conducting your due diligence. Realize that not all defense lawyers are the same. Here are a few questions to ask an attorney during your initial consultation to help you make the best decision for your unique case.
- How much experience do you have handling DUI cases like mine?
Some lawyers focus on multiple areas of law, such as family law, personal injury, and criminal defense. While these types of law firms may have considerable legal experience, they might not have enough practice handling DUI cases. You’re far better off working with a defense attorney who is devoted to DUI defense.
- How Strong is my DUI case?
Without conducting an investigation, a lawyer can only speculate about the strength of your case. Even still, it is imperative to gain as much insight as possible. Discuss potential evidence, the magnitude of your charges, and the potency of the prosecution's case against you.
- What are my legal options with your firm?
After an arrest, you may feel overwhelmed and hopeless. A skilled DUI lawyer can help you understand your legal options so you don't have to worry about the future or your case. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your arrest, you could have a variety of options, such as a wet reckless plea bargain, filing a motion to suppress evidence, or a DUI trial.
Work with a Board-Certified DUI Defense Attorney
At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc., Attorney Landry is board-certified in DUI defense. If you were arrested, please contact our office today to schedule your free case consultation. Learn more about our credentials by reading about our team.