Having an in-person consultation with your DUI lawyer is very important since it is going to help you in making better decisions. It is also a way in which you are going to be able to decide which lawyer you feel comfortable to work with and who gives you more confidence. Below are some of the steps that you can make use of to ensure that you have a more effective consultation.
Bring all the documents that are related to your DUI
It is important for you to come with all the necessary documents since the lawyer may want to see the violations that you are been charged with. It is wrong for you to assume that the lawyer already knows about or already has information in regards to your case. Information like the DMV letters, the police report and any other documents that are relevant to your case should be made available to the lawyer or attorney.
Make sure that you are upfront about all the important facts regarding your case
It is important to know that this is not the time for you to be shy. Make sure that you are able to provide the attorney or the lawyer with all the facts that he or she needs to know about the case, however, small you may think it is. It is important to do so since with the right information, the lawyer is going to be in a better position to advise you on what to do next. Not giving all the necessary information may end up surprising the attorney during your trials which may not be so good for you.
Make sure to find out who is going to be handling your case
In some cases, the DUI lawyer you are meeting with may not be the one who us going to be handling your case. In many large firms, the lawyer who may be meeting with you during the consultations may be a partner or a senior which means that a younger associate of the firm may be the one handling your case. Even though this might be the case, it may be a good idea for you to meet with the lawyer who is going to be handling your case so that you are able to see if you’re comfortable with working with him or her.
Make sure that you talk to the DWI lawyer about his or her experience
By this time, you may have already checked the website or the facebook of the lawyer or he or she may be a recommendation from either your friend, colleague or family member. It is a good idea for you to ask the lawyer about his or her success rate, how many cases him or she has handled? How many have been dismissed? And how many DUI cases he or she has worked with.