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Do Your Homework Before You Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney

If you're ever in trouble for anything or questioned by the policemen about anything, don't go it alone. First, obviously, use your turn signal and pull over to the correct part of the road if possible.



You've been arrested for a DUI or other criminal offense. You are told you have a right to have an attorney represent you if you wish. What will you do? People often think that lawyers are over priced and unnecessary. After all, anyone can represent themselves in court, right? Of course that is correct, but is it really the wisest course? Before deciding if you should represent yourself or hire an attorney, you should consider the following facts.

During the trial, both sides will be able to present witnesses. Some of these are experts and after the prosecution questions this person on the stand, you will have the chance to cross-examine them and vice versa.

Also, do not invite the officer into your home. This will allow them to arrest you and also make notes of anything they see inside your home that is in their plain view. Do not open the door. Talk through the door. If you open the door, an officer may infer that as consent to enter your home.

If you're sipping brews because you're troubled by money problems, wait till you add a DUI to your budget troubles. Not only will you have fines to pay, you'll also be looking at sky-high insurance rates and loss of income while you're in jail. If your boss fires you because of missed work for a conviction, you're in deep muck. A skilled criminal defense lawyer can help you hold your financial life together when you're facing this challenge.

Be at any meetings and/or legal proceedings on time. Follow the saying if you're on time you're late and if you're early, you're on time. Do whatever it takes to get this one right. A missed legal proceeding could