Were you recently charged with driving under the influence? Are you currently looking for an attorney to help fight your charges? If you are, then you have probably already began looking for criminal defense attorneys that specialize in DUI cases, as you have most likely been told that not all attorneys possess the expertise to handle DUI cases. However, despite all that is at risk (i.e. suspension of your driver’s license, possible jail time, etc.) you have considered fighting your charges without legal representation because you lack trust in said criminal defense attorneys as a result of misinformation that you have encountered. It is the goal of this article to discuss the three most common myths about DUI defense lawyers.
The first most common myth about DUI defense lawyers is that they don’t care whether or not you are guilty or innocent. While it would be foolish to assume that all attorneys are invested in the defense of their clients, it would be just as foolish to assume they all don’t care. There is no way of knowing whether a potential lawyer is biased for or against you until you engage in a conversation and exchange with him/her; then you can accurately decide for yourself.
The second most common myth about DUI defense lawyers is that they can expunge your record for you. Although some criminal defense attorneys possess expertise in the record expunging process, not all attorneys are created equal. As a result, it is unwise to assume that all attorneys either know how to expunge your records or can expunge your records after fighting your DUI charges; the two are very different tasks that may require two different legal representatives.
The third most common myth about DUI defense lawyers is that they are too expensive. As is the case with hiring any legal professional, depending on their years of expertise and other notable attributes that they may bring to your case, the cost of utilizing their services can and will vary. It is wise to consider this fact when selecting an attorney.
While it may appear to be obvious to some that legal representation is necessitated in the event that one is charged with driving under the influence, for others the matter is not so simple. This is especially true for anyone who has developed a general distrust of lawyers in general, but more specifically criminal defense attorneys that specialize in handling DUI cases, as a result of being exposed to misinformation or falsehoods about these professionals. However, by disregarding unsubstantiated rhetoric of individuals with malicious intent, you overcome your fear of DUI specializing criminal defense attorneys. Specifically, there are three common myths about the typical DUI defense lawyer, they include; they don’t care whether or not you are guilty or innocent, they can expunge your record for you and they are too expensive.