If you’ve never been accused of driving while intoxicated (DWI) before, you might not know where to begin after being arrested and released on bail. First and foremost, you need to ensure you have a skilled and experienced Muncie DWI attorney on your side who can help guide you through the process. To find the DWI lawyer that’s right for you, here are a few questions you should ask each potential lawyer in advance before you decide on one of them.
Question 1: Do You Specialize in DWI cases?
The number of DWI cases taken and the number of years practicing doesn’t necessarily correlate with the success of an attorney. However, the results can still be essential to know. Lawyers who specialize in one area of law know it incredibly well. You want to make sure you hire an attorney who is familiar with DWI charges and has been able to resolve other DWI cases successfully.
Question 2: Will the Attorney I Hire Be the One Who Actually Handles the Case?
Many people want to be represented by the best of the best, which is why they often hope the founder of a law firm will take the case. However, since many attorneys are part of a large team, a senior lawyer may provide you with a consultation and then pass your case on to another lawyer at the firm. If you want the attorney you speak with in your consultation to be there with you throughout the legal process, ask up front who will be handling your case.
Question 3: What Representation Is Included in Your Fee, and How Much Will It Cost Me?
You should always know how much an attorney charges and what you will be getting for that fee. Some lawyers will charge a flat fee, while others will charge on an hourly basis. Likewise, for attorneys who charge a flat fee, some of them will tack on additional charges for things like filing motions on your behalf or interviewing witnesses. Make sure you know what you’re getting.
If you’re facing a DWI charge, let us help. Our skilled Muncie criminal law attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complicated world of criminal law. We know what is at stake in these cases, and we want to help you achieve your goals and defend your rights.
Contact us at (765) 663-4009 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation today.