If you’ve been accused of a DUI in Adams County, the best thing you can do is make a decision not to go it alone. By bringing in a DUI lawyer to help you, you dramatically up your chances of getting the kind of result you want. But be careful. If this is the first time you’ve been accused of a crime, or been involved in a legal matter, you might not know very much about lawyers. And since you need the right kind of lawyer to have a chance of winning a DUI case, hiring the right lawyer for your needs is critical.
In DUI law, your best bet is an attorney who has a lot of experience with drunken and impaired driving cases, including specialized training in the science behind DUI. Look at it like this – if you needed open heart surgery, you probably wouldn’t trust your dermatologist to perform it. Yes, they’re both doctors, but they specialize in very different things. Law works the same way. So it makes sense that if you trust something as potentially dangerous to your future as a DUI to just anyone, you are taking a very big (and unnecessary) risk. A DUI conviction becomes part of your permanent record – which means it stays there forever. If you want to have any chance at all to keep that from happening, or at least to face the lowest charges possible, you need the best, most knowledgeable professional in Adams County on your side.
So where do you find a DUI attorney who works in the Gettysburg region? Obviously, asking friends or family is a good start, provided you feel okay about possibly revealing your own situation. If anyone you know has faced a DUI charge, they might know a lawyer. Of course, they might not know how good that lawyer actually is… To get more detailed information from a wider range of clients, go to a lawyer’s website. There are usually comments from former clients, called “testimonials,” where people tell their stories of what happened to them and how a lawyer helped them. To get a sense of how testimonials work, check out the ones on The McShane Firm’s website. Our client testimonials will show you how we’ve represented all kinds of people from all walks of life and helped them through their DUI cases.
Speaking of the internet, you can find a lot of attorneys online, and you can check out websites to learn more about any attorney you’re interested in. The websites Avvo.com and Lawyers.com are especially good; they show lists of lawyers and actually rank them in order of just how good they are at their jobs. At The McShane Firm, we’re proud of the fact that our attorneys have earned perfect ratings on each of these sites.
Once you’ve decided on an attorney you’d like to talk to, don’t just hire them right away. Ask for a consultation meeting where you can get to know the attorney and talk about your case. You want to have some idea of what a lawyer would do for you and how they would handle your situation – a DUI conviction is serious, and you have a right to ask tough questions about how any lawyer would protect you and what he or she things your chances are. You should feel free to ask about what they’ve done in similar situations, if they understand the different tests and equipment, the number of DUI cases they’ve tried (and won), what happens when they settle and what happens when they go to trial. After all, we’re talking about your life here. You have the right whatever you need to feel confident that you’re hiring the very best attorney for the job. This could be the most important decision you ever make in your life, so be wary of anyone who seems reluctant to be 100% honest with you. The attorneys at The McShane Firm are so confident in our experience and track record that we promise, we welcome tough questions. We know just how crucial this decision is for you, so we offer a free DUI consultation, so you can share the details of your case and make an informed decision as to whether or not we are the right people to represent you.
At The McShane Firm, our legal team has completed the most rigorous training in DUI law available. Our staff includes some of the most highly-trained DUI lawyers in America, with experience on all sides of the law. We’re proud to offer the most aggressive, experienced representation in Adams County, and we want to help you. Contact us today, and let us use everything we know to help you fight back and maybe even win.