When you have been arrested for a Texas DUI, the sooner that you involve a Houston DUI lawyer in your case, the more likely you are to reap the benefits of counsel, like maintaining your driving privileges or mitigating the extent of your charges.
Lawyers often provide free consultations in which you can ask questions, ranging from “What are the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI)?” to “How many cases like mine have you handled?” It's your opportunity to learn more about the challenges of your case and how the attorney will rise to meet those challenges.
More Questions to Ask During Your Consultation with a Houston DUI Lawyer: How many cases do you handle at once?
Some attorneys charge steeply discounted rates for DUI cases and, as a result, handle many cases at once to compensate. When this happens, the care and attention paid to each individual case may suffer. In general, a lawyer shouldn't be going to court for more than 1 client per day.
What are the best possible, worst possible, and most likely outcomes for my case?
A Houston DUI lawyer may be reluctant to answer this question until he or she has received detailed information on your Texas DUI case, and may not be able to give you any answers with significant certainty until after a thorough case review has been conducted, which typically takes place after a retainer has been paid and the attorney has been formally hired.
Be suspicious of attorneys promising or “guaranteeing” best-case scenarios without knowing very much about your case. If you suspect your attorney is anything less than perfectly honest with you, leave the office.
Do you belong to any professional associations for DUI defense?
While it's not necessary that your attorney be a member of the National College for DUI Defense, it does indicate the commitment to handling DUI defense cases that he or she possesses. The requirements for the College mandate that member attorneys devote at least 50 percent of their practice to DUI cases and have been handling DUI cases for at least 2 years, attend 1 DUI law seminar annually, and can provide references from judges or other DUI attorneys.
What are the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) and how can a Houston DUI lawyer help?
If you've been charged with a Texas DUI, schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with a Houston DUI lawyer and receive a free evaluation of your case. The sooner that you involve an attorney in your case, the better your chances are in having your charges minimized or outright dismissed. Contact the Houston DUI lawyer team at the Kahn Law Firm today. 713-226-9900 or toll-free at 1-844-301-KAHN.