How to Choose the Best Attorney for Representing You in a Las Vegas DUI Charge
With so many attorneys out there who handle DUI cases, it can be difficult for anyone to decide which attorney would be the best for them. If you have been charged with a DUI offense in Nevada, the purpose of this article is to give you some tips and pointers to help choose the best representation for you.
- Don’t simply hire the first attorney you speak to. When charged with any criminal offense, it can be a very scary situation. Often times, a DUI is the first and only criminal offense a person has ever experienced. Because of this it can be tempting to trust the first attorney who gives you advice regarding your charge. However, it is wise to talk to multiple attorneys to see who would be the best for you. You should get multiple points of view on your case, and go with the attorney who you trust best to be standing beside you in court handling the case with you. You should also be sure to choose the attorney who will be willing to fight your case and advocate for you, rather than one who will take the easy way out and simply try to negotiate your case immediately.
- Don’t choose an attorney based solely on advertisements. While several experienced, qualified attorneys have advertisements such as commercials or billboards, you should not trust the advertisement solely to determine the attorney’s ability to handle your case. Advertisements, or the lack thereof, are not good indicators of how well an attorney can handle your case. It is important to still speak with the attorney and listen to their point of view on your case, and what they can offer to do for your case. Also, if possible, it is a good idea to look for reviews of the attorney. With the easy availability of information on the internet, often times it is possible to find information about a specific attorneys skills or experience online.
- Don’t choose an attorney based solely on his or her cost of representation. Often times it is tempting to go with the least expensive offer when hiring someone for a service. Remember though, you are dealing with a criminal offense and your liberty is at stake. You should not choose an attorney to represent you simply because they were the cheapest you could find. The most important factor should still be whether you trust this attorney to be standing beside you in court advocating for you, and whether this attorney has the experience and skill necessary to provide you with the best defense. This will often times not be the least expensive service you can find. If you are going with the “cheapest representation in town” you need to worry about this attorney’s case load and if will even have the time to devout to fully investigating your case. This is not an area where you want to do nothing but bargain shop when choosing representation. There is too much at stake in any criminal case not to do the proper interview process and selection for your representation.
- Make sure you are choosing an attorney who can and will take your case to trial if necessary. It is important to be represented by someone who will take the time to find every possible defense in your case, who will file motions when necessary, and will take your case to trial if a fair deal cannot be reached. Your attorney should quote you a price that it will cost to handle the case up to and through trial, and should be willing to take the case there if necessary. You do not want to get the lowest price attorney you can find who feels they did not charge enough to take your case to trial. You should look to pay a fair price and get quality representation for that price. The attorneys at Gregory & Waldo will always provide you service for a fair price and are willing to fight cases through trial and appeal when fair resolutions cannot be reached. Whatever price you pay for your representation with Gregory & Waldo, you can expect the same level of advocacy. When interviewing an attorney it’s important to make sure they are willing to do the same.
A DUI charge can have a huge impact on anyone’s life. This is especially true for someone who has never faced criminal charges. It is important to be prepared when meeting with attorneys and choose the one you feel the most comfortable with representing you throughout the process. Make sure you choose an attorney who keeps an open line of communication with you and listens to and understands your concerns and goals. If you are facing a charge for DUI in Las Vegas, the attorneys at Gregory & Waldo can set up a free consultation for you to decide if they are the best representation for you. Call 702-830-7925 for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.