Do I need a lawyer for a DUI charge?

An attorney skilled in DUI defense can be of great assistance, even if the attorney is unable to get a dismissal or a “not guilty” verdict. The attorney can work for a more favorable sentence, advise you on the DMV consequences, and represent you at DMV hearings (which a public defender cannot do). A private attorney will also work with you to minimize increases in the cost of insurance. In the event you are convicted of a DUI, the attorney can advise you on how best to obtain an expungement of the conviction at the end of probation.