Do not wait! If you are being investigated or charged with a crime (including DUI), you should consult an attorney immediately, you will not be able to find an attorney. If you wait until the day before a court appearance.
Remember that you should hire a professional you can trust. If you feel uncomfortable with the way it is initially treated, is likely to feel uncomfortable with that person as your lawyer. If the lawyer is not professional or cannot trust him, do not hire!
Call at least three lawyers. How many more initially call more you will understand if you are giving accurate information.
Talk to each lawyer on the phone about the basic nature of the case (for example, charges jurisdiction, next presentation in court, etc.)
Talk each lawyer about/experience level (how long has practiced, where he has practiced, whether it has handled cases like yours, etc.)
Talk to each lawyer about what it would cost an initial consultation (some lawyers charge by an initial consultation, many do not).
If it sounds too good to be true, it is. No attorney must promise that he / she can get your case dismissed. No attorney must promise “to win the case for you.” If you say this better find another lawyer. Remember, you are the judge of first instance and know if a lawyer is properly serving their interests.
If you decide to hire an attorney, read and understand the payment agreement before signing it. Always get a copy of the payment agreement for your records.
Talk to each lawyer about how much he / she charges for a case like the one you described (flat fee? Hourly rate?), how long will take to the case and the amount of advance that he /she needs. Note that the advancement of a lawyer is not the budget total fees. Also remember, hiring a lawyer can be, and often is expensive.
When comparing lawyers may consider hourly rates as a more accurate cost, using the amount of the required advance measure, the difference of $ 100 may not seem like much, but it can add up quickly. For example, if a lawyer works all day if necessary, at a cost of $ 250 per hour, the cost to you is $ 2,250. If Attorney B works the same day, at a cost of $ 350 per hour, the cost would be $ 3,150 – almost a thousand dollars.
That said, it must be true (though not always) Lawyer B may have more experience with that experience may be able to resolve your case faster and more successfully. In short – if rates mentioned are extremely low or extremely high, it is preferable to keep looking for another lawyer.