After you have been arrested for DUI, you will want to hire an attorney. Whether you have an attorney on retainer or need to choose one from an online search, you will want to ask the same questions. While each case of DUI is different, there are common questions that should be asked of any lawyer you are considering.

1. Do you specialize in DUI?

You can easily find a lawyer online who handles a variety of case types. These lawyers may seem intelligent and all-knowing, but they may also have bitten off more than they can chew. You want someone on your side who is well-versed in DUI law both in local and state courts.

2. How many DUI cases have you beaten?

You found an attorney who specializes in DUI law, but are they any good? Find out how many cases they have won. Ask how many of those “wins” were actually settlements.

3. How can you help me?

This question may seem obvious, but it is one that is often overlooked. After your free consultation, ask the lawyer how they can help you specifically. While many lawyers can fight DUIs for their clients, you want one who sees you as the individual you are.

4. What is your fee?

Let’s face it: Money is important to people. You may or may not have a lot of it, and knowing how your attorney plans to charge you is important. What is included in their fees, and what is extra?

5. Do you work around my schedule?

If you have an unusual work schedule, you will want a lawyer who is willing to work with you. A lawyer that only works during normal business hours may not be the right one for you. Find out if they are willing to take your calls after hours or meet with you at unusual times so you don’t have to miss work.

If you have been charged with DUI in Orlando or the surrounding area, please call our office. We are here and dedicated to helping you. Your first consultation is free and we will be happy to advise you of your options under current state law. Call now.

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