Not the worst idea. Most experienced DWI attorneys will know who to contact in surrounding counties to handle a particular case. I would discuss the situation with some experienced DWI attorneys that are in whatever large city is relatively near the charge. Generally the "lead counsel" would hire and/or be responsible for the "local counsel". Generally, small counties may have court only once a month and on those days, generally the same top attorneys will be there.
Be aware, as always,...
They can. Also, the District Attorney's elder abuse/fraud unit can be contacted. Most people wait until the husband passes away or changes his will before they do anything and in those circumstances sometimes it is too late.
You have a very serious case and you are at risk of going to prison. Make sure that you know the pros and cons of the important decision that you have to make. No attorney is going to give you an substantive answer on here because only you and your attorney know the facts of your case.
If you have concerns about your attorney, you should think very hard about the possibility of getting another one. Many times people do not like their attorney because the attorney has the duty of telling...
Generally speaking, you can't appeal a case until the case is over. Be aware that even if you do enter a plea bargain after your motion to suppress, you have a right to appeal.
A good place to start is by speaking to your trial attorney what their thoughts are about your chances in an appeal. Certain details can make a large difference. If the judge's decision was based upon their evaluation of witness credibility you will have a difficult time winning.
If the decision is based upon a...
It depends on if there was a will, what happened during probate (if there was one) and how long ago everything happened. You should definitely not delay interviewing different attorneys because you chances will decrease with time.
I would be more interested in when your first DWI was. In order to get a conviction for DWI 3rd, they need to prove that you committed the other two. Not always an easy task for a prosecutor when judgments are old and records weren't kept then like they are now.
Ultimately, these are issues that you need to discuss with your lawyer that will know the specific facts of your specific situation.