How do I choose which
attorney to hire to defend me against the DWI charge?
Word of mouth is usually a good
indicator, although not perfect. Reputation in the community is
generally earned. Unpaid tributes to an attorney's prowess are
invaluable. Be sure to look for someone who actively defends DWI
cases in particular.
When consulting with an
attorney, ask about whether he can discuss knowledge of the
NHTSA's Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
and how the Intoxilyzer 5000 works (or doesn't, see FAQ4
and FAQ8). You might want to ask whether
the attorney owns various police DWI training manuals for
reference and use in cross-examination, as well.
Ask around the courthouse for
attorneys who are known for defending DWI. Some courthouse
personnel, like clerks, may be reluctant to recommend a
particular attorney, but they may give you a couple of names.
They are normally well aware which attorneys fear trial and
which lawyers enjoy it. Of course, in South Texas, you may contact
Joseph Graham for a free, brief consultation. Mr. Graham
knows numerous DWI defense lawyers throughout Texas and the
United States, so feel free to inquire for a referral outside of
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are for people 21 years or older, do not involve enhancements,
are not exclusive, and are limited to Texas.
**This page is for
informational purposes ONLY and must not be relied upon as legal
advice because it is NOT a substitute for the advice of a qualified
attorney, nor does it establish an attorney-client
Not certified by the Texas
Board of Legal Specialization.