Chicago and Dallas/Ft. Worth DUI/DWI Lawyers
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a risk that many people take. It is a crime in every state, although the charges are handled differently depending on where you live. Being arrested for a DUI (driving under the influence) or DWI (driving while intoxicated), may be one of the scariest events you will ever go through. Therefore, it is important to retain the services of an experienced DUI lawyer. At Toro Law, we have helped countless individuals fight DUI charges, either getting the charges reduced or dropped altogether. For many people, a DUI is the first brush they ever have with the criminal justice system. It can be difficult to know how to proceed in these situations. Our bilingual lawyers are dedicated to the wellbeing of each client who walks through our doors. We understand that each case is unique, which is why we take the time to get to know you and understand the intricacies of your situation.
DUI charges are handled in your respective state’s criminal court, which means you have the right to either represent yourself or seek legal representation. Some people make the decision to handle a DUI case on their own, thinking it will save money in the long run. Unfortunately, this is not the case. People who do not get a lawyer have a much greater chance of serving jail time, paying steep fines, or losing their driver’s license for a certain amount of time. DUI law is quite complex, which is why getting the opinion of a knowledgeable DUI lawyer is highly recommended. Prior to your appointment, you should gather any documents related to your case, and bring a list of questions for the lawyer. Keep in mind you are never obligated to hire our experienced attorneys at this time, however scheduling a personal meeting will give you a better understanding of the charges you are facing and your options available and is highly suggested.
When to Hire a DUI Lawyer
There are certain situations where you should consider hiring a DUI/DWI lawyer, including:
- If you don’t know the law and procedure of a criminal defense case
- This is not your first offense
- This is not your first DUI arrest
- Someone was seriously injured or killed because of your DUI
- You strongly believe you are not guilty
- You think your charges can be reduced from a DUI to reckless driving
- You are a commercial driver
- You believe your case will go to trial
While there are instances where you can defend yourself against a DUI, if the case is going to trial, this is almost never a good idea. These cases are very complicated and differ from state to state. Negating legal representation will put you at a significant disadvantage in court. The DUI lawyers at Toro Law are experts when it comes to alcohol and drug-related cases. Our expertise can help you get your charges or sentencing significantly reduced, or even have your case dropped. To learn more about how we can help you fight a DUI or DWI charge in Illinois or Texas, contact experienced DUI attorney Moises Briseño and Associates at Toro Law immediately to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.