If you have been arrested for DUI in Riverside County there’s a good chance that you’ve received a ton of mail from different DUI lawyers and you are wondering whether you should hire one of these lawyers or get a public defender to handle the case. Below are three good reasons you should definitely not go that route and hire an aggressive Riverside DUI attorney instead.
1. DMV Hearing.
When you’re arrested for DUI two cases are triggered—one with the court and one with the DMV. Public defenders do not handle DMV hearings and they are very technical hearings that require legal knowledge and skill. Trying to argue this hearing yourself is a huge mistake. If you lose the hearing you are looking at a minimum four-month suspension of your license for a fist Dui and a on-year suspension on a second or subsequent Dui. This is reason enough to hire a private lawyer.
2. Public Defenders are overworked.
Public defenders are largely very good lawyers who under normal circumstances and with a normal caseload could provide excellent legal representation in your DUI case. The problem is that they typically handle a staggering caseload and simply don’t have enough time in their day to give your case the attention it needs and deserves. They very well may just tell you what the offer is and ask you what you want to do. Enough said.
3. You don’t have to go to court.
A private defense lawyer can appear in court for you and there is a good chance you will never have to appear in court on your DUI case. Your attorney can go in and enter a not-guilty plea on your behalf, get all of the police reports, and try to resolve the case with the district attorney. You won’t have to go through the stress of appearing in court and you don’t have to take time off work or school either. It’s a win-win.
If you have been accused of DUI in Riverside County, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney to vigorously represent you. At Wallin & Klarich, we have helped people accused of this crime for over 30 years. Call us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245. We will be there when you call.