If you are charged under a DWI (i.e.-driving while intoxicated) case, then the first thing you should know is that you are in trouble. Such case may jeopardize your reputation, cancel your driving license or even land you in prison.
The only person who can stand by you, guide and ferret you out in this tough time is your DWI attorney. Since you have to undergo trial and may be even imprisoned (in case of accident) under a DWI case, it is an absolute must to hire a specialized lawyer. Don’t deliberate over this. Hire one immediately. However, most people are confused as to how to decide on a particular lawyer when you are short listing dozens and dozens of them.
What should be the basis of choosing the attorney?
The top 3 tips to bear in mind are as follows:
1) Go for DWI specialization: whenever you hire a lawyer, choose one who is specialized in these types of cases rather than in criminal law. Specialist’s fees may be slightly more than a generalist but he will have lot of experience on the subject. Also, he must have handled wide variety of complex and rough cases in this field. So, he will know how to go about your case with ease.
2) Check his track record: Needless to say, you should always go in for a lawyer who has many successful DWI cases on his record. This is because only lawyers with good reputation will take all efforts to satisfy their clients. To find about a lawyers track record, you can frankly question him about it. Or else, you can ask your friends around too. You can even contact the local Bar Association to guide you towards such a lawyer.
3) The ‘feel-good’ factor: see whether you ‘feel-good’ with the lawyer you have chosen. Can you relate with him and does he understand your problem dearly? Check whether your chosen lawyer has great work ethics and a high standard of discipline. If he is unruly in court, he will ruin your chance of winning the case
Therefore, to avoid all unnecessary penalties, choose a good lawyer who will stand by you and do his utmost for you. Don’t allow money to be the only factor for deciding a lawyer.