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How to Choose A Denver Criminal Lawyer For Your DUI Case


May 10, 2017

If you are ever arrested for driving the under the influence, one of the first things you should do is contact a Denver criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights. But, how do you know who to call? There are countless DUI attorneys in the city of Denver, so it can be difficult to choose one that has what it takes to help you. If you are in need of an attorney, follow these tips to choose the right one:

Ask About Experience

Every criminal defense attorney in Denver has a unique background. It’s important to ask each attorney how much experience he/she has representing clients in DUI cases instead of just asking how many years of experience he has total. Each type of criminal charge has its own set of complexities, so an attorney who has a lot of experience in domestic violence and assault cases may not have the right skills to defend you against DUI charges.

Find Out If He is Comfortable Going to Trial

If you do not plead guilty or accept a plea bargain, it is very likely that your case will go to trial, and you will need an experienced attorney by your side in court. Some attorneys do not have much experience in trial cases, so they encourage their clients to accept plea deals instead of taking a chance in front of a jury. You should have an attorney who will do whatever it takes to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case, which includes going to trial if necessary.  Learn about the order of events in a jury trial.

Get a Quote

Criminal defense attorneys will either charge you a flat fee or hourly fee for handling your case. Before you begin working with an attorney, make sure you clearly understand how he will be charging you for his/her services. If possible, ask him for a quote so you have an idea of how much their representation will end up costing you. Some attorneys will ask that their clients pay a retainer fee upfront. It’s important that you know whether you will need to pay this and any other unexpected charges before you begin working with an attorney.

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, contact the Law Office of John Buckley. We work tirelessly to defend your rights and ensure you receive the best legal representation possible. Contact John L. Buckley as soon as possible to schedule a legal consultation regarding your case.