You can be arrested for Driving Under Influence (DUI) if the authorities suspect you of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Laws are strict Alameda for DUI which include probation of 3 years for the first DUI to 5 years for the third time, losing your license, hefty fines, imprisonment and a DUI school program ranging from 3 to 18 months. A DUI conviction may cause serious repercussion in ones professional life. An experienced Alameda DUI lawyer can help you to get the charges dropped or negotiate for lesser charges and lesser penalties depending on the circumstances of your case.
There are a number of steps to be taken in a timely manner, in order to successfully defend a DUI case. The first step is to set up a hearing with the DMV within ten days to get back your license. Then you have to obtain the police report and examine the scene. Then the lawyer will talk to all the witnesses and decide how to deal with your case.
So if you ever get arrested for a DUI, insist on speaking to a lawyer first as it is your right and never give in to the pressure tactics of the police. The lawyer will also instruct you on how to go about your breath analyzer test and blood test. If you consult a lawyer immediately, he will be able to provide an effective and strong defence for you in the criminal court. He can convert your case to lesser charges if it is your first conviction in DUI, the charges can be reduced to reckless driving which is far less charge than the DUI. And the lawyer can also negotiate to lesser your penalties.
An experienced Alameda DUI lawyer will have accurate knowledge of the court system; he will know how to bargain your plea and how to go about the complex administrative procedures of the criminal courts.
There are certain steps to follow before finalizing a good lawyer to get the best bargain. Schedule for the initial consultation and talk to the lawyer about your case and talk to him about how he plans to follow up your case. Also speak to the lawyer beforehand about the fees and other costs involved. Since the lawyer fees and costs are high some lawyers also provide credit financing. Compare minimum two lawyers before you decide on which lawyer represents you.
Always go for an experienced lawyer for your DUI cases to get a fair representation and strong defence. An experienced lawyer will never miss out the minor details which might swing the case in your favour.