While the result of every DUI case is specific to its individual facts and circumstances, you have a better chance at success if you work with an experienced DUI defense attorney. While you have the legal right to handle a DUI case on your own, without the help of an experienced attorney you may not recognize potential defenses that exist in your case, and you may lack access to the resources you need to adequately identify and prepare your defense. Tiftickjian Law Firm can help you navigate the complexities of DUI defense with the knowledge, experience, and extensive training that only true professionals can provide.
Additionally, without an attorney, there is no one looking out for your best interest—not the judge, and certainly not the prosecutor. If there is a defense or legal loophole that enables you to keep your driver’s license or get the charges dismissed, do you think that the prosecutor will point it out to you and tell you how and when to make your argument? The judge is a neutral party who cannot advise you on the particulars of your case. A DMV hearing officer is a government employee whose interest is in revoking your driver’s license. The police officer may have noted that you were “cooperative” on the report, but he or she also has a strong interest in a conviction.
Without an experienced DUI attorney, who is going to be there to guide you through the system, protect your rights, and help you achieve the best possible outcome? Keep in mind that not all attorneys are created equal. Hiring the cheapest lawyer you can find is a good way to achieve the same outcome you could have obtained on your own. While no honest or ethical attorney can guarantee results, hiring a DUI attorney who focuses exclusively on DUI defense is the best way to ensure you receive the best possible outcome in your case.