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Do You Really Need to Hire a DUI Attorney?

After you have been pulled over by law enforcement and accused of driving under the influence (DUI) in California, you may be wondering whether or not you actually need the help of an experienced DUI attorney to help you. Once you have been released, you may have attended the arraignment on your own behalf, recovered a copy of the police report, and taken to the internet to uncover information about the field sobriety test and breath or blood test you may have taken. With all of this information on your side, do you really need the services of a DUI defense lawyer?

Why a DUI Lawyer Can Be Helpful to Your Case

Pleading guilty to a DUI accusation means that you probably do not need the services of a defense attorney, but it is not wise to plead guilty to accusations of this kind. Even if you believe you may be guilty of this charge, there are numerous factors that can contribute to faulty field sobriety tests and BAC test readings, or the police officer that made the stop may not have been legally justified in doing so. Even further, a drunk driving charge on your criminal record can carry consequences lasting significantly longer than you may think- at least 10 years but oftentimes lasting a lifetime.

Here are some of the benefits from hiring a DUI lawyer for your San Diego drunk driving arrest:

  1. Providing legal guidance throughout the process that can help you identify some of the important aspects of the case you may have missed.
  2. Possibility of negotiating a plea bargain to reduce or eliminate some of the legal charges you may be facing, such as wet reckless.
  3. Need for a lawyer if fighting the case in trial due to the skills and experience that would make going against a prosecutor difficult.
  4. Help arguing a second or more drunk driving arrest within the past 10 years.
  5. Assistance in filling out all of required paperwork, both for the criminal system and for the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Still wondering if a DUI defense attorney is right for you? Luckily, our firm understands your needs and the things that may be running through your mind during this stressful time in your life.

Attorney Mark R. De Yoe offers free consultations to those that have been accused of drunk driving to discuss their options and ensure that they are legally protected during this time. If you are a student, senior citizen, or a member of the military, we even offer discounts to ensure that your future is protected. Don’t waste any time- call today!