Questions To Ask When Looking For A DUI Attorney?

Did you recently get a DUI?  If you did, you should definitely hire a DUI attorney.  Hiring an attorney can make the difference of whether you lose your license or not.  You might be wondering how to find a good DUI attorney? Setting up interviews with potential DUI attorneys is a good first step, but what do you ask them when you do the interview.

Don’t worry, we have come up with questions that you should ask when looking for a DUI attorney.


  • What is the best way to contact you?
  • Are you familiar with the local court system?
  • Are you certified by any DUI organizations?
  • Do you normally practice law in my county?
  • Have you ever been written up by the courts?

DUI Experience

  • What is your experience?
  • How many DUI cases do you handle a year?
  • Have you ever had a DUI case like mine?
  • How long have you been practicing law?
  • How many cases do you take on at a time?
  • How frequently do you take DUI cases to trial?
  • Can you show me outcomes of past cases?
  • What is your success rate with DUI cases?
  • How many cases have you been able to plea bargain down?

Specifically To Your Case

  • Have you ever had a DUI case like mine?
  • Will anyone else work on my case?  If so, who?  Can I meet them?
  • How often will you provide me status updates?
  • Should we go to trial?
  • Is a plea agreement a possibility?
  • What factors are in my favor?  What are agaist?
  • Are you familiar with the prosecutor in my case?


  • Can you charge by the hour or so using a flat charge?
  • What’s included in your rate?  What’s not?
  • What types of associated legal expenses will I need to pay?  Can I get a quote for them?
  • What kinds of payment do you take?
  • Should you demand a set fee, may I extend my obligations beyond the whole period of my case?

With answers to these question in hand, you will be able to compare between DUI attorneys.  This will help you find the right attorney to represent your case.

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