A DUI conviction can pack some serious penalties that can reverberate throughout your life for many years to come. Given how severe such cases can be, it is crucial to hire a DUI attorney to fight on your behalf against these charges. If there are specific facts about your particular situation that could increase your penalties, such as an accident, or facts that may reduce your penalties, such as any procedural problems that occurred during your arrest, these are both especially good reasons to hire an attorney.
Helping You Navigate Your Case
A DUI attorney can assist you in numerous ways, whether it be reducing your sentence or getting your case dismissed. In some cases, one may want to plea bargain in exchange for lesser charges. Your DUI attorney will understand how the prosecutor on your case works and what sort of arguments can result in a reduced plea.
Here are some factors that may foster doubt regarding the justification of your arrest:
- A BAC lower than 0.08%
- Doubt regarding the accuracy of your BAC
- Problems with your field sobriety test results
- Procedural issues with your arrest, such as failing to read your Miranda rights
An experienced attorney will have a better chance of success in pleading your case down. In cases where a judge has discretion regarding punishment, an experienced DUI attorney will understand which legal facts about your case can win the desired results.
Criminal defense attorneys who specialize in handling DUI cases have a vast amount of knowledge and insight. Oftentimes, this means you can receive better results, including a dismissal of the charges you are facing. Although you have the option of hiring a public defender, you will receive far more one-on-one time with a private attorney than you would a public defender. It can also reduce the amount of time you will have to spend in court.
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If you were charged with a DUI, the knowledgeable criminal defense team at Patterson Weaver Law, LLC can fiercely advocate on your behalf and protect your rights and future. Backed by a proven track record of successful results, you can rely on us to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
Reach out to our law firm today at (719) 215-8049 to schedule a free consultation with one of our DUI attorneys to get started.