Do I really need legal representation?
A lawyer plays an important role in protecting your constitutional rights throughout the entire DUI process, including in criminal court and at your DMV hearing. Though you are not legally obligated to have an attorney for your case, having one can greatly increase your chances of obtaining a dismissal of your charges or a reduced sentence.
Attorney Cameron C. Secrist can do the following for your DUI case:
- Keep you apprised of your rights at all times
- Negotiate with the prosecution for a favorable settlement if a dismissal is not possible
- Challenge aspects of your DUI based on the police stop or the results of a breath test
- Challenge the validity of police stop itself
- File motions to suppress illegally obtained evidence
- Challenge the results of any field sobriety test you may have taken
- Merge other traffic tickets with a DUI charge for an overall penalty reduction
These are just a few of the factors that a DUI lawyer can look into when defending you against a DUI charge in Colorado, Utah and Arizona. Remember, the sooner you act to obtain legal representation for your case, the better.