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I've Been Accused of a DUI: When Should I Hire a Lawyer?

Being accused of driving under the influence can be a scary legal accusation to face alone. While there are circumstances that you don’t necessarily need to hire an attorney, it is highly encouraged that you do. An attorney is someone that will be able to come alongside you in this difficult time and do the research that is necessary to defend your case. There are events in which many attorneys at Knowles Law Firm have been able to have sentences reduced, jail time dismissed, or even have the case set aside altogether.

With the initial DUI charge it is encouraged to contact a lawyer immediately, seeing as many states have laws that give the accused a set amount of days to fight the case. If you plan on pleading guilty upon the charge, then you don’t need a lawyer to do so. If there is any chance that you think you would like to fight against the charge, or seek a lesser punishment then hiring a lawyer is your best option. If you chose to hire a lawyer there is an option of filing for a plea bargain. This type of situation would include the lawyer pointing out that your blood alcohol content (BAC) levels were barely over the limit.

Attorneys can claim that the field tests were inconclusive, especially if there was no behavior towards the cop at the time that would be them suspect drunk behavior, they may petition for a lesser charge. This could include a charge for reckless driving rather than a DUI which has far less severe consequences. An attorney may also be able to prove that you’re driving under the influence caused no present harm to the community. There are various angles from which the attorneys can fight for your case, though it is crucial to contact them immediately. Here at Knowles Law Firm, we specialize in DUI defense because we understand that accidents happen and other factors can be involved. Every person deserves a chance for defense, so contact us today and we will fight for you!

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