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Beskeragmasse 05-15-2013 07:20 AM

Is it worth getting a lawyer for my dui?
 
I got into a car wreck the other night and got a dui. Im only 19 and I refused to blow. Would there be any hope in me getting a lawyer and my charges maybe being lowered? I don't want to spend all the money on a lawyer if it won't help me.

SeRviceFus 05-15-2013 07:20 AM

Is it worth getting a lawyer for my dui?
 
Yes. A lawyer can do you a lot of good if this is your first offense. You do not want dui's on your record because they can lead to license suspension. Take care of it NOW.

attinkMatrerm 05-15-2013 07:20 AM

Is it worth getting a lawyer for my dui?
 
If you refused to blow you're practically admitting guilt. Take your punishment and save your money for the fines instead of blowing it on a lawyer.

songfeng103 05-15-2013 07:20 AM

Is it worth getting a lawyer for my dui?
 
Once you don't cooperate with the police when they attempt a sobriety test you're pretty much toast. There's really no way to prove you weren't drunk or what your blood alcohol level was, is there?

A lawyer can help, though. A good one can pick apart the evening's events and maybe find something the police did procedurally incorrect. If not, at least you have an advocate in court, someone who can help you through the thicket of the legal system and perhaps get you a less stringent punishment.

But cost shouldn't matter since you're going to save so much money in the future by not drinking any longer.

Yes?

(If the answer to that last question is no, then expect to go through worse legal hassles in the future.)

GGYGYG 05-15-2013 07:20 AM

Is it worth getting a lawyer for my dui?
 
I had a cop ask me to blow one time because I smelled like alcohol. Anyway when he said blow I told him sorry but I'm straight and love women.

oncall463 05-15-2013 07:20 AM

Is it worth getting a lawyer for my dui?
 
Depends entirely on your locality. Where I live, it's pretty much a waste of money to hire a lawyer for a DUI unless you simply want a "hand holding" experience & help with the paperwork. I have yet to see a defendant receive any less penalty on a DUI by hiring an attorney than if they simply plead "no contest" at the outset. But again, that's just my locality.

It should be noted, however, that because you refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test, your license will be suspended automatically. And there is absolutely nothing a lawyer will be able to do about that. It's a condition of your license and an administrative action of the DMV fully outside the court's jurisdiction.

Pausypey 05-15-2013 07:20 AM

Is it worth getting a lawyer for my dui?
 
Yes, you need a lawyer, but not just any lawyer will do. All lawyers are not created equal. You need to hire an experienced DUI lawyer who knows your state's DUI laws and has a winning track record when it comes to representing clients.

Refusing to submit to a breathalyzer is bad when it comes to the DMV and your driver's license.In most states refusing to submit to a breathalyzer results in an automatic 1-year license suspension without the chance of receiving a restricted or hardship license during the 1-year suspension period.

You also need to be aware that a growing number of states do not allow a person convicted of a DUI to expunge the DUI conviction from their criminal record. Meaning that any time that someone performs a background check on you they will see the DUI conviction. This makes a strong case for hiring a skilled DUI lawyer. You can contact a DUI lawyer through this website by filling out their contact form: http://www.duiarresthelp.com/dui-lawyers.php