DUI Attorneys Charleston provide their clients with aggressive representation at a time when they really need it. If you have been charged with a DUI, it may feel like everyone is against you, not just the law. Your attorney is your advocate at this time to make sure that you are treated fairly and that any evidence that may help you is presented. Whether you are charged with a simple DUI, or if there is a more serious charge like a homicide along with the DUI, you can’t be too careful in your selection of the right attorney.
DUI Attorneys Charleston represent clients at all levels of the legal process, from municipal court up to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. It helps if your attorney has handled a variety of cases in multiple counties in West Virginia, because that gives them an advantage of knowing how the judges in each municipality are going to react and proceed, as well as the DA in each area. The more experienced your attorney is with a variety of cases in a variety of jurisdictions, and with a good success rate, the better.
Some DUI Attorneys Charleston work exclusively with DUI cases. Some handle DUI cases along with other aspects of criminal law. However, it may be advantageous to work with an attorney whose time is dedicated soley to DUI defense. The attorney will be familiar with the working aspects of DUI cases, which require specific working knowledge of DUI laws on the books in West Virginia. DUI laws can vary by state.
From your original arrest all the way through to the resolution of the case, your attorney is your source for providing you with information and advise. The attorney may be able to build the right defense to keep you out of jail and reduce fines. If your license gets suspended, you only have 30 days to file your request with the DMV, which will allow you to keep driving until your hearing. Without your attorney making that request in time, you will lose your license until the hearing. More importantly, a DUI on your record will be with you for a lifetime. If there’s any chance to get that charge reduced or dropped, you need the right legal defense