Do you have an interview with a DUI lawyer you are interested in hiring for your case? Make sure you ask these questions during your first meeting to see if the lawyer is the right choice for your case or not.
One of the most important things you need to ask a DUI lawyer is their work experience and background. Obviously, your chances of getting the best outcome increase when you hire an experienced lawyer.
The following questions will help you learn about the background and experience of a DUI lawyer.
- When did you attend law school? What’s the name of the law school?
- Are you a part of any professional organization?
- In which year did you fight your first DUI case?
- What is the average number of DUI cases you fight per year?
- What is your success rate?
- Have you ever worked or fought a case in the courthouse where you will fight my case?
DUI lawyers deal with different kinds of DUI cases every other day. They know how to handle different situations while ensuring their clients get their penalties reduced.
Therefore, let the lawyer assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case and understand it fully. Once she/he has learned all that she/he needs to learn about your case, you can start asking them questions to understand what options you have and is there any chance you can win the case.
Ask these questions to get the opinion of the lawyer about your case.
- Should you plead guilty and avoid the trial to accept the penalties? Or is it better to go for the trial?
- What are the strengths of my case?
- What are the weaknesses of my case?
- Which options do I have? Which option will be the most favorable for me?
Every DUI lawyer uses her/his own way of managing a case. You need to learn how your lawyer will manage your case so that you don’t have any confusion in the future.
These questions will help you figure out how the lawyer will handle your case.
- Can you dedicate the required time to my case?
- Will any other lawyer also work on my case? If yes, can I meet them as well?
- Will you represent my case all alone, or will there be someone else besides you?
- How will I contact you? Via calls, messages, or emails?
- Do you give a timely response to messages and calls?
Another important thing you need to find out is the lawyer’s fee. Ask these questions during the interview to make sure you can afford the lawyer you are interested in hiring.
- Which elements do you add to your total bill?
- Which payment options do I have?
- How do you charge for a DUI case? Do you take per hour fee or per case fee?
All these questions will help you make a better decision and select the best lawyer for your case.