The following abbreviated chapter is from the book: DUI/DWI Virginia Arrest Survival Guide – The Guilt Myth Coauthored by Michael C. Tillotson & Robert Battle, Virginia DUI Defense Lawyers.
“I NEED TO CHOOSE A LAWYER–WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK?”
So now you have been released. Do not wait. Now is the time to hire a lawyer who can guide you through the complex and ever changing field of DUI law. The process of preparing your case—the investigation, the motions to suppress evidence, the analysis of evidence, and more—needs to get started right away.
It is difficult to pick a lawyer, not only because there are so many out there, but also because—since you are not a lawyer yourself—you do not know what a good one looks like. What is worse is that many consumers fall prey to myths and misconceptions about lawyers and they wind up picking an attorney who is not qualified to meet their needs. Here are a few of the most common myths.
Myth #1: “All lawyers have the same experience and training.”
Myth #2: “If a lawyer advertises that he takes DUI cases, it is because he has experience in DUI law.”
Myth #3: “The State Bar determines whether a lawyer can advertise as a DUI lawyer.”
Myth #4: “All law firms will take my case to trial.”
Myth #5: “All lawyers carry Malpractice Insurance.”
Myth #6: “The way to find a competent lawyer is to call a Lawyer Referral service or use internet sites that offer to find you a lawyer.”
Myth #7: “Lawyers who have a big ad in the Yellow Pages or a TV commercial must be successful because they can afford this advertising.”
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