Since you are searching for information on Florida DUIs, you or a loved one may have been charged with a DUI. Here are a few tips on choosing DUI lawyer for your case. If the St. Lucie Law Office can be of assistance, please fill out an initial contact form or give us a call.
Choosing DUI Lawyer
Asking friends and family for recommendations when choosing DUI lawyer is a good way to start. But, since you need to feel confident with your lawyer, you might want to do a bit of research. Contact the Florida State Bar to make sure your lawyer is in good standing and has relevant experience. If you know an attorney in another specialty, ask for recommendations. You can always check out online reviews and websites.
Take time to ask:
- How much of my case will the lawyer personally handle?
- What percentage of the practice is devoted to DUI/DWI?
- How many DUI cases has the lawyer defended?
- How well do he/she know Florida law and DUI law?
Remember, it is your time, money, and future on the line. Make sure that your chosen lawyer can adequately represent you. Don’t worry about hurting our feelings by choosing someone else.
Cost of Representation
The initial consultation is generally free. Make sure you understand how and how much you will pay. Each attorney is different, so make sure you ask.
Retainers are a down payment toward your final fees. Ask what fees are included in your billing. These may include court fees. Ask how your case will be billed, generally a flat fee or by the hour. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks. Some lawyers will allow you to set up payment plans.
Brian H Mallonee
When you find yourself in need of a Fort Pierce DUI attorney, don’t settle for the cheapest guy in town. The law office of Brian H Mallonee is dedicated to successfully representing every client at the highest level. He has an extensive history of winning difficult cases. Rest assured one of the most aggressive, distinguished defense attorneys in Florida is handling your case. Contact Port St Lucie criminal lawyer Brian Mallonee at (772) 464-1991 or online, and take your first step towards a successful resolution to your criminal matter.