DUI Charge? Can the Best DUI Lawyer Get the Charges Dropped?
When it comes to DUI charges, you truly do need the best lawyer your money can buy.
Every state is becoming more strict and most are adding mandatory minimum sentences. Even DUI lawyers if it happens to be the first time you have been arrested for driving under the influence, expect your life to change dramatically.
A friend of my family recently had a tragic family event occur and rather than deal with it in the appropriate manner, he chose to drink and drive. We live in the Seattle Washington area and here, the laws regardingdriving under the influence or “DUI”, are very strict. Everyone who was with him that evening decided to take a cab and they were not able to retrieve the keys away from him. A few minutes after they left to hail a taxi, he was pulled over by the police. He now faces a two year suspension of his driving license and possible jail or home confinement with a ankle bracelet monitoring device. Those are just to start with. I was able to attend his first meeting with the DUI lawyer he selected. I told him I wanted to learn more about lawyers and how they handle DUI cases. I also wanted to learn about their fees and mandatory minimum sentences for our specific state, Washington. DUI laws vary according to what state you are charged in.
Each lawyer specializes in the laws in his or her state. It is true that most states now have mandatory minimum sentences for DUI offenders, even first timers. Our friend contacted and met with several lawyers and the minimum cost was around five thousand dollars. If the case ends up in a trial, it could cost even more. This says nothing about the effects on the offenders family, job and social life. In Washington state, your drivers license is suspended before you are even convicted. If you don’t have an attorney, you are looking at very serious consequences that you may not face if you hire the right DUI lawyer.