While it is not strictly required that you find a Milwaukee DUI lawyer if you are fighting a DUI, anybody with even a passing familiarity with the DUI process would strongly recommend being represented by a DUI attorney. If you try to defend yourself, you’d more likely dig yourself into a deeper hole: you will have no leverage with which to negotiate a plea with the prosecution, and you will make mistakes due to your unfamiliarity with the court system and what constitutes a valid defense.
There are a lot of factors to consider when looking for a good DUI lawyer. If you are considering hiring an attorney, note how much experience the attorney has and whether DUIs fall within the attorney’s expertise. You can determine if a lawyer can handle DUI cases by reading the About Me section on his website. Does he mention experience working with DUI cases? Does he have any association memberships, awards, or certifications relating to DUI cases?
When you select a lawyer, make sure to discuss payment up front. You will want to avoid misunderstandings down the road. Ask him about his fee, about the specific items you will be charged for, what services he will provide in exchange for those fees, will trial and appeal appearances cost extra? Will there be additional fees if the charges are refilled after the case is dismissed? Will you be responsible for any additional expenses? Make sure you get these answers in writing.
If you need an experienced Milwaukee DUI lawyer for your approaching DUI trial, contact us at the law firm of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen for Free Case Evaluation. Call 1-877-384-6800..
Nathan J. Dineen