Should I hire an attorney if I get a DUI?
Yes, You should find an attorney who has experience handling DUI cases since these cases can be very complicated and can be very different from most criminal cases. A qualified attorney can challenge the evidence against you and work to get the charges reduced or dismissed
It is important that your attorney receive and review all available evidence before your case is set for trial. Your attorney may also have to make several motions (to suppress evidence or to obtain evidence) before your case is ready to go to trial. You may also need to hire an expert witness to testify on your behalf.
When you are arrested for DUI, the police will usually give you your first court date. This is usually written on your arrest citation. If you want to hire a private attorney, you should hire that attorney prior to the arraignment. You can always hire a private attorney after the arraignment as well but doing so before the arraignment will give your attorney the best chance of success.