18 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

Selecting the right attorney to represent you in a DUI charge is the single most crucial decision to make after your arrest. When a person is accused of DUI it is imperative they seek the correct representation. The exact same care should be taken in selecting a DUI or criminal defense lawyer that you would take in selecting the best most specialized doctor when facing a threatening illness. Whether it be a medical or legal situation, it is extremely important to choose a Professional who is experienced in the specific field of practice, and it is up to date in the latest education, defense strategies and technology. This will give you the best chance of success.

 

REMEMBER: SELECTING THE RIGHT CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY FOR YOURSELF OR YOUR LOVED ONE CAN BE ONE OF THE HARDEST PARTS OF ANY RUN-IN WITH THE LAW. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY. CHOOSE WISELY!

  1. How long has the attorney specialized in DUI defense?

  2. Does the attorney have a reputation for success in the county where you were arrested? (yes)

  3. Does the attorney have a statewide reputation in DUI defense? (yes)

  4. Does the attorney get referrals from other attorneys throughout the state?(yes)

  5. Does the attorney get referrals from prior DUI clients? (yes)

  6. How successful has the attorney been at getting excellent plea negotiations?(yes)

  7. How successful has the attorney been at trial?(excellent)

  8. How many DUI cases has the attorney actually tried in front of a jury or judge? (To many to count)

  9. Does the attorney have experience in representing DUI defendants at the DMV’s formal review hearings? (yes)

  10. Has the attorney written any books or publications? (yes)

  11. Has the attorney ever lectured or taught DUI defense to other attorneys or respected organizations? (yes, many times)

  12. Do you feel comfortable with the attorney?

  13. Have you researched the attorney on-line?

  14. Does the attorney belong to the Florida Association of Criminal Defense lawyers? (yes)

  15. Does the attorney belong to the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers? (yes)

  16. Does the attorney belong to the DUI Defense Lawyers Association?(yes)

  17. Does the attorney belong to the National College for DUI Defense?(yes)

  18. Is the attorney on the faculty of the National College for DUI Defense?(yes)

 

  • It is important to choose the most experienced, not the least expensive professional when faced with potential life changing problems like a DUI arrest.

  • The long term cost of losing your DUI case, and being convicted of a DUI in Florida, will far outweigh the short term savings of retaining the least expensive lawyer, even just in your insurance rates.

  • A lawyer that practices almost exclusively DUI defense does not have to charge the highest fee because he is working on these cases day in and day out and does not have to “reinvent the wheel” on every case; he has the knowledge base, and he knows the tactics that can win a case. If on the other hand, an attorney charges a very low fee, it usually means they do not expect to devote much time to the case.

Alan S. Bernstein P.A. - with offices in Broward and Palm Beach - handling cases in the counties of Broward, Dade, Palm Beach, Hendry and Glades, understands the science of breath, blood and urine testing, as well as all facets of DUI Defense. Call right now for a free, no obligation consultation.  You only have 10 days to fight the suspension of your driver’s license.  Call right now! Call Alan S. Bernstein P.A. at 954-925-3111 or 954-347-1000 during the evenings and weekends.