Question: Do I need to hire an attorney from the area in which I got the DUI?
Answer: I often get asked this question—and I think that it’s a very common question—is do you hire somebody from the area? What you really need to do is do your research and hire an attorney who is skilled in the type of law that you’re looking for, and then be very direct when talking to the attorney about whether they have experience in that jurisdiction. Our firm, for instance, is a statewide firm, and we travel around the state trying these cases. So we know judges in almost every courthouse. So, to say to hire somebody local, I think that’s kind of old school, it’s not really done that much anymore, and I think it actually makes sense just to hire the most experienced attorney who does have obviously some contacts with the jurisdiction that your case is in.