Do I need a lawyer for a DUI case?

Asked on August 16, 2015 under Criminal Law, New Jersey

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it is adviseable to retain an attorney for a DUI cse. The fact is that they may be able to get the charge dismissed on a technicality or at least reduced to a reckless driving charge (and the latter would leave you without a criminal record andnot as adversely effect your insurance rates). They may even be able to win an acquittal at trial if it comes down to that.

An experienced DUI attorney will be able to advise you to your best advantage and help you navigate what can be a technical and confusing process.


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