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By Spodek Law Group | June 29, 2017
(Last Updated On: December 16, 2023)

Last Updated on: 16th December 2023, 12:51 am

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Probe How They Handle Tricky DWI Science and Technicalities

Many DWI cases hinge on complex scientific evidence like blood tests and breathalyzers. It’s crucial your lawyer has the chops to drill into the mechanics and precision of these methodologies.

Ask point blank how they challenge breathalyzer maintenance records, blood draw procedures, medical expert testimony and other technical elements prosecutors introduce as ironclad proof.

Look for mastery dissecting technicalities around equipment used, testing procedures, margin of errors, extrapolation methods, and expert qualifications. A science-savvy lawyer finds cracks.

They should also highlight common variable factors like medications, food contents, or rising blood alcohol levels that distort scientific results. Leave no potential angle unexplored.

Review How They Leverage Procedural Mistakes

Cops and prosecutors often make procedural missteps that sharp defense lawyers seize upon. For example, not adhering to observation period requirements before blood draws.

Ask how they investigate exactly how yours arrest was handled from traffic stop to stationhouse processing. Any deviance from protocols can trigger suppression motions knocking out evidence.

Success here requires relentlessness digging into police reports, videos, and eyewitness accounts to identify procedural oversights. Look for mastery exploiting technical fouls before trial.

They should also challenge admissibility of field sobriety exercises and interrogations using similar scrutiny. Persistence pays when applying procedural heat.

Ask About Negotiation Styles and Bargaining Results

While ready to litigate at trial, top DWI lawyers excel at pretrial bargaining with prosecutors to get charges reduced or dropped through negotiations.

Ask how they leverage case weaknesses and technicalities to persuade judges and DAs toward leniency. Do they play hardball or smooth talk? It requires a balancing act.

Look for a record of tangible negotiated outcomes like lowered charges, conditional dismissals upon completion of treatment programs, return of seized vehicles, or minimized fines. Real results talk.

Diversion programs are often ideal compromises for first timers. Explore how they secure these opportunities that avoid life-altering DWI convictions through creative bargaining.

Review Trial Records and Litigation Skills

All strong DWI lawyers should be capable litigators as a Plan B if bargaining fails. It’s a rare but necessary skill. Ask for a rundown of their past trial experience and outcomes.

Look for communication abilities explaining complex scientific issues simply and clearly to juries. How do they humanize and portray clients sympathetically?

Also seek raging competitive drive. They should convey excitement navigating evidentiary fights and aiming to outwork and outthink each prosecutor they face at trial. No surrender.

If you sense any overconfidence or reluctance discussing litigation experience, consider that a red flag. Betting your future on untested trial skills is dangerous.

Ensure They Are Compassionate Advocates

Never forget that beneath it all, you are a human being, not just a case file. Look for a lawyer who shows sincere empathy and reassurance. Are they compassionate and relatable?

You need counsel sensitive to fears about jail, family impacts, employment, and life derailment – not just legal code sticklers. Make sure they appreciate how traumatic DUI charges can be for real people.

Look for someone who commits to being a tireless ally and keeping your spirits up throughout the arduous process, not just a detached technician. This stuff gets emotionally draining in drawn out cases. Stay strong together.

Don’t Gamble Your Future – Engage Top-Notch Counsel Confidently

Facing DUI allegations is terrifying. But taking charge to hire the right lawyer as early as possible helps restore confidence and control. Use the criteria above to separate true DWI legal experts from average joes. Too much is at stake to cut corners. Trust me – having the best attorney makes all the difference. Call today to set up a free case evaluation and discuss your options. This is very beatable!

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