Have you been arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence)
in the Los Angeles area, or any where in California?
Then you need this information! According to the American
Automobile Association (AAA), California has some of
the strictest and most complex DUI laws in the nation.
If convicted, the consequences can be severe and long-lasting.
Fines, penalties, court costs, treatment program, license
suspension, jail and probation may all affect your life
for years to come. In 2003 the State of California reported
its DUI conviction rate at better than 70% statewide.
Should you represent yourself, or hire a Attorney?
We are all familiar with the saying that a person who
represents them self has a fool for a client. Even Los
Angeles Attorneys have Attorneys. A qualified, experienced
Attorney will ensure that you get every possible protection,
benefit and advantage afforded by the laws and the courts.
It may seem difficult and sometimes intimidating trying
to find the right Attorney to represent you. Here are
some suggestions for finding a good DUI Attorney
in Los Angeles.
Where to begin? Try your local yellow pages or an Attorney
referral service, but the information you can get is
limited. An Internet search, like this, can provide
you with more leads and more of the kind of comprehensive
information you need.
The American Bar Association recommends that you make
sure the Attorney you are considering is licensed to
practice in California. A quick way to do this is to
contact the State Bar of California.
When you contact an Attorney, ask questions. Lot's
of questions! This will help you choose one that fits
your needs. Ask about everything you want to know including