Selecting a DUI lawyer is a complicated and difficult process. First, you are under a tremendous amount of stress. Between the pending criminal case and the potential loss of driving privileges, you are facing some major life changes. Second, a criminal defense lawyer can be costly, creating a major financial hardship. Third, there is so much information available – you probable received dozens of letters and fliers in the mail, and it seems like there are hundreds of websites with information on lawyers.
There are several questions you should always make sure to ask when hiring a criminal defense lawyer. Here are some examples of the things you should look for:
How much experience does the lawyer have with DUI cases? Has the lawyer handled similar cases in the past?
What is the lawyer's strategy in your case? How is your lawyer going to tackle this particular situation?
Is your lawyer familiar with the Court? Does he or she know what Judge you will be in front of? Can he or she tell you exactly where you will need to be at each court appearance?
Does the lawyer have payment plans available? What are the exact charges? Are there "up charges" for each hearing or motion?
Does the lawyer meet your personal needs? Is he or she available after hours? Is the lawyer's personal contact information available?
We know that this is a difficult time for you. Hopefully, this list helps you to narrow down some of your options. At Taracks & Associates we have three former prosecutors on staff and over 40 years combined experience. We have handled thousands of DUI cases and know the available defenses. Call us today for a free consultation at 813-281-2897. Taracks & Associates – The Advocate For You.