Do you really need a lawyer to handle your DUI defense?

2013 June 25

Some people might enter the courtroom, plead guilty and obtain the same result as if an attorney were standing next to them. However, DUI cases involve a number of technicalities that could seriously affect the outcome of your case, including whether the test results are legitimate, whether you were properly stopped or whether an officer properly handled your case. Representation by an attorney who knows the judge and the prosecutor can affect how severe your sentence might be. An attorney can normally appear for you without your ever appearing in court. A lawyer experienced with the technicalities and nuances in the law can perceive opportunities for complete dismissal of your case or at least a reduction in the severity of the sentence. Whether it is your first DUI charge or you are a repeat offender, the help of an attorney can make all the difference.

At EZER LAW GROUP we understand the technicalities of DUI law and know how to succeed in court. Contact us today for a free consultation.

A DUI lawyer is needed for damage control
An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to examine the facts of your case to determine whether there were mitigating circumstances in your case. Mitigating circumstances can reduce your sentence and help you to avoid jail time. An experienced DUI lawyer will challenge the evidence presented against you and seek to minimize the consequences of a DUI charge or conviction by considering such questions as:

  • Was your blood alcohol (BAC) barely over or under the limit but you are still being charged?
  • Were you unaware of how a prescription drug would affect you?
  • Was the evidence illegally obtained?
  • Are you at risk to re-offend?
  • Have you participated in alcohol education programs?

A good lawyer may be able to get you a better deal
Experienced lawyers know all of the options available to a defendant. We are experienced with alternative sentencing and recovery programs, and we may be able to help you negotiate a felony charge down to a misdemeanor. We work with top experts who can challenge the evidence and help us present your best case in court.

An experienced DUI lawyer can challenge the evidence presented against you
Law enforcement officials must have evidence to convict you of a DUI. Evidence may include field sobriety tests, breathalyzer results, or traffic violations that resulted in your stop. Any evidence that was illegally obtained is inadmissible in court. An experienced DUI lawyer will fully examine the facts of your case, assess the scene of the arrest, interview witnesses and argue for your rights if any evidence was obtained illegally. If there was no legal basis for your stop, we can assert your rights to prevent the use of that evidence against you in court.
Even if evidence was lawfully obtained, it may be challenged on other grounds. For example, some medical conditions can affect the results of a blood or Breathalyzer test. An experienced DUI lawyer can examine the individual circumstances of your case and challenge the evidence used to substantiate your DUI charges in court.

Your first conversation with us is free. Let us help you explore all of your rights and options.
Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced DUI lawyer. Our Offices in Bay area and Los Angeles, California, are dedicated to providing aggressive criminal defense.

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