A person can handle their DUI one of two ways. The first option is to quickly hire and write a large check to a lawyer, and take a blind leap of faith hoping they will do everything they truly can for fighting the case.
Or the other choice is to be fully informed about your real defense options in advance, before ever spending money or moving forward hiring any attorney. This is precisely what we provide you with our free online arrest review, as well as immediately answer any questions you may have about your case or saving your license.
One helpful tip from the start, is never pay for any attorney's full price upfront - even if you can afford it. Lawyers know that drivers arrested for DUI are often very confused. This is especially with the first major court date that determines if a license gets suspended, that happens only days after an arrest. Many exploit that short time vulnerability to push a client to pay for their retainer price in full right away.
The problem with this is, once an attorney you are unfamiliar with gets their full payment, then there is little incentive left for them to put in the full effort in fighting the case for the best possible outcome. This is how many people end up getting stuck taking a lousy guilty DUI plea deal they always later regret, for a case that otherwise may have been won or dismissed. This is why we suggest that for any attorney you do choose to hire, only make payments with each court date.
Most reputable attorneys offer flexible payment plans, but still might try enticing a client to pay in full anyways. Taking advantage of this making smaller payments option even if you can afford to pay the full fee right away, is the smartest course of action. This way you will always still retain both the control and incentive in what a lawyer is actually doing for your case.