Should I have a lawyer represent me on a DUI?

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Should I have a lawyer represent me on a DUI?

I was pulled over for running over a middle median in the road when turning left, the Officer saw and said he has the incident on video. I don’t remember the majority of the night I have tickets for operating with PAC, operating while under the influence, and improper left turn. I had a BAC of .23. This is my first offense. I am wondering if I lawyer will be any help in my situation or if there is any advice for getting ready for my court date such as installing an ignition interlock device or attending alcohol treatment classes?

Asked on May 4, 2013 under Criminal Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

There are various defenes that can be emloyed in a DUI case which can result in obtaining an acquittal at trial or getting the case dismissed outight. At the very least, experienced DUI attorney might be able to get the charges reduced.

The fact is that any time criminal charges are involved it is always best to have legal counsel. A DUI on your record can affect employment not to mention your insurance rates, etc.

Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Hello. You definitely ought to have attorney counsel. Furthermore, you should not post on a public website because your statements may be used against you. 

Some attorneys, myself included, will confer for free, at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys, myself included, will provide a reduced fee for need. All the best.


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