DUI’s are common charges that people all over Southern California face. It is a growing concern, and not all drivers are stopped lawfully, or legitimately. Torrance, being an active, and lively area, there is a consistent concern for DUIs. If you have been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in Torrance, it is a good idea to consult with a Los Angeles DUI attorney as soon as possible.
If this is your first time contacting an attorney, this post will help guide you through the basic steps of the process.
First you want to contact an attorney that is experienced and has practiced criminal law in Torrance for at least ten years. This attorney will know the clerks, the deputies, the prosecutors and the Judges. This helps because the Judge will know the attorney and their excellent reputation. The prosecutors will be more likely to work with the attorney ,whether it is to produce discovery, provide information or offer a reasonable plea bargain. Furthermore, the attorney will be able to access information that they need much sooner than others who do not have direct numbers or contact information.
Ask if the attorney will charge a consultation fee. It is not always necessary to have to pay a fee with an attorney before hiring them. Speaking to the attorney can also give you a good feeling as to how the attorney works, their knowledge and experience. This can make a big difference when it comes to representation of your case.
You will find a variety of price ranges out there when you are looking for different attorneys. But as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. Attorneys who are cost effective, you will find have very little experience in the field, or they also practice other areas of law. The legal field is a specified field, those that practice just criminal law will have honed their skill, will know the relevant motions, law and the procedure. If an attorney practices both civil and criminal, then they are not focused on either and split their time between both. It is a good idea to look up the attorney and see how long they have been practicing, where, and what type of law.
Los Angeles Criminal Defense lawyers who have been doing just criminal for thirty years or more are very well versed in the law, changes in the law, and effective argument and defense of criminal cases.
When attending a meeting with the attorney, be sure to ask the attorney about his strategy and plan. You will find that the knowledgeable and experienced attorneys know exactly how to proceed and the steps to take to give you the best possible change to fight your case. Additionally, be aware of attorney’s who ask you questions and details about your case. The time they invest in you will demonstrate their concern for your questions, as well as you as a person.