Choosing a DWI Attorney

Questions to ask a prospective DWI attorney

1. Briefly describe your experience in defending criminal cases and DWI cases in particular?

2. Have you taken any specialized training in defending DWI cases?

3. Describe your approach to defending DWI cases?

4. Will you be my attorney or will you pass the case to someone else?

5. What are your areas of specialization?

6. What qualifies you in this field?

7. How many criminal cases have you  defended in the county where I was arrested this year?

8. How long have you been defending clients in DWI cases?

  • Zero to four years
  • Five to 10 years
  • More than 10 years
  • More than 20 years

9. How many clients did you defend last year?

  • Less than 10 clients
  • 10 to 20 clients
  • 20 to 30 clients
  • 50+ clients

10. What do you typically charge?

11. How is your firm different from the other attorneys doing criminal defense work in the county where I was arrested?

12. My biggest concern in this case is _____________________________. How will you address my particular needs?

13. What much experience (# of years) do you have in:

  • Working with the prosecutor assigned to my case
  • Working with the judges assigned to my case
  • Cross examining police officers
  • Analyzing the Intoxilizer
  • Handling serious gross misdemeanor or felony¬† DWI case
  • Handling Evidentiary Hearings
  • Criminal Appellate work