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Why You Need a DUI Defense Lawyer

Having an Attorney on Your Side Can Make All The Difference

It's not uncommon for people charged with a DWI to wonder why they need a lawyer. Especially if you already believe that you are guilty. Regardless of your guilt or innocence, you are far more likely to get the best possible outcome to your case by having an attorney on your side.

W. Harvey Skees handles DUI cases throughout the Bismarck and Mandan areas and provides a free initial consultation. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI, contact us today for a free initial consultation.

A DUI Lawyer on Your Side Ensures that Your Rights Are Protected.

If you have been charged with a DUI in North Dakota, you have the full court system and legal process working against you. Prosecutors and police officers are not concerned with making sure that your rights are protected. While the constitution does grant you rights when you are being accused of a DUI or any other crime, it takes expertise and experience to ensure that these rights are exercised and protected.

Your DUI Lawyer is familiar with the Court System, Prosecutors and Judges

Walking into a courtroom by yourself to try to protect your license and freedom is no small task. A familiarity with the system around DUI cases and how they are handled can make all of the difference. Knowing the prosecutors, judges and other people involved in the process can make it more likely that you get a good outcome.

Your DUI Lawyer knows when to ask Questions, and the Right Questions to Ask

Can the breath test be called into question? Did the officer have the right to pull you over? Was the evidence stored correctly? These are just a few of the questions that might be the difference between a guilty verdict and a dismissal of your case. Even in the case that you are found guilty of a DUI charge, an attorney can help you work towards alternative sentencing or securing a work permit so you can continue driving to work.

What if I Know I am Guilty? Do I Still Need a Lawyer?

It's a common misconception that DUI and criminal defense lawyers either get their clients' charges dismissed, or they failed. The fact is, having a DUI lawyer on your side can have a dramatic effect on your case even if you are found guilty. A defense lawyer can help work with you towards alternative, lessened or delayed sentencing.

Free Consultation with an Experienced Bismarck DUI Defense Lawyer

Having a lawyer on your side protects your rights and makes sure someone is advocating for you. Take the first step towards resolving your DUI or other criminal charge by taking advantage of a free initial consultation. I can answer questions over the phone at 701-353-5874, via text message or in a face-to-face meeting. Contact me today.