How quickly should I hire a DUI attorney?

Posted by Aaron D. Lawrence | Mar 28, 2022 | 1 Comment

Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) can be overwhelming, and the consequences of an arrest can be severe. This is why it is important to hire a criminal defense attorney who is experienced in DUI defense to represent you as soon as possible. The following are just some of the many benefits of hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney before your first court date:

  • An experienced criminal defense attorney can work with you to develop a strategy for your case based on your needs and goals. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better your chances are of developing a strategy that will lead to a favorable result in your case. 
  • When it comes to preserving your driving privileges after a DUI arrest, time is of the absolute essence. In Louisiana, there is a 30-day window to submit a written request for an administrative hearing in order to preserve your driving privileges after a DUI arrest. If you do not submit a written request within 30 days of your arrest, your driver's license will be suspended. An experienced DUI attorney can help you navigate the process of preserving your driving privileges. 
  • Your attorney can request discovery and may obtain evidence from the state faster than a pro se (self-represented) defendant. Your attorney can also conduct an investigation and gather evidence that is favorable to you. The sooner your attorney can start the discovery and investigation process, the more likely it is your attorney can reach a favorable resolution in your case. 

If you are currently facing DUI charges but you have not yet hired an attorney, it is not too late. You should contact a criminal defense attorney who is experienced in DUI defense as soon as possible. At Lawrence Law Firm, our attorneys have reached favorable results for our clients charged with driving under the influence. Call 318-232-4000 to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney about your case. 

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About the Author

Aaron D. Lawrence

Aaron is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorney in Ruston, Louisiana. He received his Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He received his Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from the University of North Tex...


Elina Brooks Reply

Posted Jun 08, 2023 at 02:46:37

Thank you for letting us know that a DUI attorney can help us navigate the process for our case to help us preserve our driving privileges with as few penalties as possible. My cousin was caught driving while intoxicated a few days ago, so he needs a lawyer soon if he doesn’t want to get his license revoked since it’s still his first case. I hope he finds a good DUI attorney to work on his case soon.

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