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Facing DUI Charges? 5 Reasons You Need an Attorney

Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a very serious offense that can come with extremely harsh consequences. Having a blood alcohol level of .08 while driving a car can qualify you for a DUI if you get caught driving. Depending on your body type and size, that can be the equivalent of having just one alcoholic beverage. Nobody should get behind the wheel while intoxicated, but it does happen. If you have been caught driving under the influence of alcohol and have been arrested, the only way to possibly lessen the punishment is by hiring the legal expertise of a good lawyer who specializes in DUI cases.

1. A DUI Lawyer Understands DUI Laws

Chances are, you aren’t overly familiar with all the ins and outs when it comes to the laws surrounding DUI cases. This is why hiring a DUI defense lawyer is of the utmost importance when dealing with a DUI case.

2. Reduced Fines

The fines associated with being charged with a DUI can be extremely expensive, but these fines can be lessened if you hire a good lawyer.

3. Less Jail Time

If you are found guilty of DUI, you may have to face possible jail time. Fortunately, though, a good DUI lawyer can diminish or all together erase the possibility of you having to spend time behind bars.

4. Field Sobriety Test Experience

When you hire a DUI attorney to handle your case, he or she will be able to find any possible problems with the reliability of a field sobriety test. This can help you greatly with the outcome of your case.

5. Simplify Driver License Issues

Not only must you deal with possible fines and jail time when dealing with a DUI case, but you could end up losing your license for a long time if you don’t understand how to deal with the DMV. A good lawyer has experience in dealing with the DMV so you may end up losing your license for a shorter amount of time.

As you can see, there are plenty of good reasons why you should hire an attorney to handle your DUI case. If you would like to get the best possible outcome in your case, a good lawyer understands the laws surrounding DUIs in a way that can be extremely beneficial to you. If you live in St. Petersburg, FL and would like to feel confident knowing your DUI case is handled by an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer, please pick up the phone and schedule a consultation with our law firm today.

About the Author: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her husky Snowball. You can find her on Twitter at @LizzieWeakley and on Facebook at

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I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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