Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Orlando DUI Lawyer
"What percentage of your practice
focuses on DUI defense?"
If you needed to have a heart operation, who would you rather perform the surgery: a general practitioner, or a cardiac surgeon?
The answer is obvious. Even though both of them went to the same school and received much of the same medical training, there’s a world of difference between the doctor who does “a little bit of everything” and the doctor who focuses on heart patients all day, every day.
The same is true with a DUI. It doesn’t mean that an attorney who handles all types of criminal defense cases can’t help you. But it does mean that an attorney who focuses on DUI’s all day, every day, probably knows more about the intricacies of DUI defense and won’t overlook the technical defenses that can often mean the difference between getting your license back or riding the bus to go to work for an entire year.
THE TRUTH is that DUI defense is too complex to just “dabble” in. At a bare minimum, your attorney should be familiar with the problems in the breath testing equipment, the technical defenses that win DMV hearings, and the issues that can affect the reliability of field sobriety testing.
Your attorney shouldn’t need to re-invent the wheel for your case, and should have pre-prepared motions to suppress for issues like unlawful stops, improper requests for field sobriety exercises, the horizontal gaze nystagmus, “Meador” issues, “Crooks” failure to maintain single lane issues, and other common DUI defenses.
Ask the attorney if you can see motions that he or she has argued in cases similar to yours.
Ask the attorney if they have handled cases with the DUI officer who arrested you.
Ask the attorney if they've handled issues with the Intoxilyzer used in your case.
Effective DUI defense requires the lawyer to make a large investment of time, energy, and, yes, finances. Is the Orlando DUI attorney you're speaking with demonstrate that they are committed to DUI defense, or are they merely dabbling?
Orlando DUI lawyer Elliott Wilcox’s qualifications:
My entire courtroom practice is 100% dedicated to defending Orange county drivers like you who have been accused of driving under the influence. Every open case in my office is a DUI case, just like yours. If you've been arrested for an Orlando DUI, you can rest assured that you'll be represented by an attorney who focuses 100% of his courtroom skills on handling cases just like yours.
To contact an Orlando DUI lawyer who dedicates 100% of his courtroom practice to defending Orlando DUI cases just like yours (which may make the difference if your Orlando DUI case has any unusual issues), call (407) DUI-HELP (407-384-4357) TODAY.
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