Many times people ask, “Do I need an attorney for a DUI?”  The answer is yes.  When you get charged with a DUI, many factors will play into the penalty.  What was your blood alcohol level?  Is this a first time offense?  Did you have a child with you in the vehicle?  Was there an accident?  Were you speeding in a school zone and an accident occurred?  Were you driving on a suspended license?

An attorney can take a look at all of the evidence and determine if the evidence against you should be suppressed and the charges dropped, or whether you should enter into a negotiated plea agreement, or if your case should go to trial.  An attorney will be able to advise you what affect a certain course of action could have in the future.  For instance, if this is your second time being charged with a DUI and you plead guilty, the third time would be a felony.  However, let’s say that there is some evidence that can possibly be thrown out if the case goes to trial.  This would be a goof option so that you do not have a second DUI on your record.

Remember, what is outline above is just an example and every case is different.  This is why it is important to have an attorney for a DUI who can look at the evidence and your record and determine the best option for you.

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