WILL HIRING A DUI ATTORNEY REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Lawrence Taylor (retired) describes how a person arrested for a DUI can benefit by hiring an attorney who specializes in DUI cases. Most DUI cases result in some type of plea bargain offered to the arrestee by the district attorney (DA). In determining what type of plea bargain to offer, the DA not only looks at the evidence, but also takes into consideration the reputation, skills, and support staff of the defense attorney. A defense attorney can also appear at the DMV license suspension hearing. If a layperson goes into this hearing without an attorney, it is a near absolute certainty that they will lose. The hearing officer, who is a DMV employee, acts as the judge and prosecutor. This person has no law degree or a college degree, so it is easy to see how valuable it would be to have an attorney appear at this hearing, in place of just the arrestee.
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