If you have been charged with a DUI, seek the counsel of a qualified DUI attorney immediately after your arrest. Although you may be tempted to avoid legal involvement, doing so could mean you receive a more severe penalty than you might have otherwise gotten. When you meet with your DUI attorney, don’t be afraid to take notes and ask the following questions.
- How Strong is my Case? Your DUI lawyer should be able to give you an honest assessment of your case and difficulty. To develop a winning legal strategy, retrace every step of your arrest. For example, were you read your rights prior to receiving a blood test? If not, you may be able to have the results of that test dismissed.
- How Much will it Cost to Win my Case? From the cost of your attorney’s services to hiring additional investigators or legal experts, know what your legal costs would be to build and argue a winning case. A good attorney will be open and forthcoming about their fees, and keep in mind that the costs and consequences of a DUI conviction could be more severe than the financial ones. For more information about selecting a DUI defense attorney, visit The Orr Law Firm’s website.
- Should I Agree to a Plea Bargain? In some cases, an effective way to resolve a DUI case is to plead guilty to a lesser charge. If this is your first DUI offense, the charges against you are more likely to be reduced than if you were a repeat offender. In some states, the conviction may even be expunged from your record at a future date.
What you do in the first seven (7) days after your DUI arrest is critical in protecting your rights and your privilege to drive.
For more information about DUIs and defending DUI in Colorado and Denver, please contact The Orr Law Firm. The Orr Law Firm, L.L.C. is Colorado’s premier DUI defense law firm and focuses exclusively on DUI and criminal traffic defense. Call us today at (720) 279-9588.
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