Criminal DUI

Why You Need a Private Criminal DUI Lawyer

If you have been charged with DUI you need a criminal lawyer, and you should make sure that you have an experienced, competent, dedicated criminal DUI lawyer.

But how do you know where to go to find a qualified criminal lawyer to handle your DUI?

There are some very intelligent, dedicated attorneys working in the various public defenders offices around Washington State, but you will only be able to take advantage of their services if you qualify financially. The office of the public defender will screen you and if they determine you can afford private counsel, even if it puts you in a difficult financial situation, you will need to secure the service of a private criminal lawyer for your DUI.

If you are considering getting a public defender to represent you on your DUI charge, you should set an appointment with their office to determine if you qualify as soon as possible. If you do not, you should waste no time in securing a good private criminal DUI lawyer.

Driving under the influence is a surprisingly complex crime, and if you have any hope of fair treatment you are going to require a criminal DUI lawyer with the knowledge and skills necessary for investigating, researching, and defending your case. Some criminal DUI lawyers simply take on too many clients as a way to make more money. You should ask your attorney what kind of case load they have so that you can be sure they will be able to dedicate the amount of time to your case that it deserves.

The main advantage of hiring a private attorney rather than a public defender is that you will be able to choose the lawyer who will represent you through your criminal DUI charge personally. There are a few items you should check on when deciding whether or not to hire any attorney:

- Make certain that they have the time necessary to give your case the attention it deserves.

- Make certain that the attorney you hire is actually the one that will represent you in court, some firms will give your case to inexperienced new criminal lawyers when you thought you were getting a seasoned DUI Lawyer.

- Make certain that you can reach your attorney, an attorney that does not return your phone calls is not someone you want representing you.

- Make certain that your attorney is honest and realistic about your legal situation. No one can promise a particular resolution in a case.

You want a criminal DUI lawyer that knows what they are doing, that is willing to take the time to tailor a personalized defense to your case, and that is willing and forward about keeping you involved throughout the course of your case. Findley & Rogers, PLLC is exactly the firm you should be talking to. We started our firm so that we could handle clients the way we believe they should be handled, with respect as individuals. With Findley & Rogers you will always have the same criminal DUI lawyers working on your case, often more than one.

We understand that in these tough economic times, hiring a private DUI criminal defense lawyer may seem beyond reach, that is why we do our best to charge a reasonable price, frequently offer payment plans with little or no interest, and accept all major credit cards. Remember, the cost of a good private criminal lawyer for your DUI will seem small next to the impact on your life that a year in jail and a $5000 fine can have.

-Every case is different, Findley & Rogers, PLLC can make no guarantees about the outcome of a case, and nothing in this article is intended to be a comment on the abilities of any particular attorney.

Contact us today to discuss your case.

Phone: 206-331-7377

Fax: 206-486-9930