If you have been charged with a DUI offence, including Impaired Driving, Over 80, Refusal, or Care or Control, hiring an effective criminal defence lawyer is essential to advancing the best possible defence to the allegations you face.
Impaired driving defence is a highly technical and complicated area of law, and it is important to ensure you have a lawyer with the necessary knowledge and experience. Things to consider when choosing an impaired driving lawyer include their experience, seniority and success rate. It is useful to consider whether your lawyer has a focused practice in criminal law, and impaired driving law in particular. Look for whether the lawyer has attended or presented at impaired driving conferences, whether they have any publications on the topic, and whether they have been in the media for similar cases.
Where possible, be sure to consult any reviews that previous clients have submitted. This will give you a better sense of that lawyer’s abilities, and his or her capacity to assist you through the difficult process of defending against an impaired driving allegation.
Our team of criminal defence lawyers, for example, has a strong focus on impaired driving law. With more than 10,000 impaired driving and DUI cases defended, we have a solid understanding of this area of practice. We have appeared at all levels of court on impaired driving issues, and have presented at numerous legal seminars on various issues dealing with impaired driving. There are, however, many competent and qualified lawyers in this area of criminal law.
It is important to make inquiries with several law firms to gauge the strengths and weaknesses of each. Whenever possible, it is helpful to have an in person consultation with the lawyer/law firm you are considering hiring as well. Regardless of the reputation, experience, or reviews, it is always best to meet face to face and to judge for yourself.