How to Choose the Most Qualified DUI Lawyer

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Ask your prospective DUI lawyer about his or her record of success

Your potential California DUI attorney should be able to tell you how many cases have had a successful outcome (while keeping in mind that success means different things for different clients). A qualified California DUI lawyer should have a proven track record of success.


Ask your potential DUI attorney how much education he or she has that's specific to drunk driving defense

California DUI defense is one of the most complex areas of law, so it's important not to entrust your case to a general criminal defense lawyer. Be sure to ask your prospective California DUI attorney about seminars and other educational opportunities he or she has completed that are specific to drunk driving.


Find out how often your prospective DUI attorney will be available to answer your questions via phone and/or email

Communication is key when you're fighting a drunk driving charge - after all, your reputation, your freedom and your very future is at stake. Because of this, you need a California DUI attorney who will be available to answer your questions as they arise - not just Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.


Find out whether your potential DUI lawyer is asked to teach skills to his or her peers

One sign of a skilled California DUI attorney is frequent invitations to teach drunk driving defense skills to peers. Be sure to ask your prospective DUI lawyer whether he or she is invited to lecture to other attorneys.

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