At What Point In A DUI Case Someone Should Hire An Attorney?

At What Point In A DUI Case Someone Should Hire An Attorney?

IIt’s one extreme or the other. Either I’m hired very early on, or late in the process. The sooner I’m hired the better, because there are several things I do. I request discovery. I request an extension of the driver’s license. I’m also requesting freedom of information, act requests from various agencies that are involved, crime lab reports. If you wait right up until trial, I’m either struggling to get a continuance or I’m struggling to get all the documentation and information lined up that I need. Also, the problem is with people that wait later, it’s not as fresh on their mind. I like to get people very early on. I have a questionnaire I send them so they can answer everything and go through it. If you’ve waited until 90 days after your arrest, right before your trial to hire me, then you don’t necessarily remember all the tests that were performed. You don’t remember everything that was said. There are details that are just lost. So absolutely sooner you hire an attorney on a DUI case, the better.