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Retaining an Attorney for a Torrance DUI

  • September 2, 2017

    You have total freedom in choosing your lawyer, and a relationship of trust is essential to ensure the best advice. A lawyer carries out, in the name of and on behalf of its clients, procedures or formalities. A lawyer provides legal advice on specific issues. It should be noted that a lawyer is also free to accept or refuse the case that the client wishes to entrust to him, for various reasons: lack of time, conflict of interest, etc.

    The choice of the lawyer is paramount. A lawyer also informs its clients about their rights and obligations. The client is free to entrust his case to the lawyer of his choice, and can therefore meet with several lawyers before deciding who will represent him and deal with his case. Entrusting a case to a lawyer involves building a relationship of trust, in which human contact will play an essential role.

    A lawyer is prohibited from accepting a case when he or she is not familiar with a legal field that he or she has not dealt with. It is recommended that you contact a specialized lawyer, or at least a competent lawyer, in order to obtain the best possible advice and experience. To choose a lawyer, it is wise to consider the specialization best suited to your DUI case.

    Consider bringing all the documents you have concerning your DUI case, prepared in advance, as well as any elements that seem relevant to you in the context of the constitution of your DUI file. The first appointment allows you to send all documents and information related to your DUI. At the first appointment, you will be asked to describe to the lawyer exactly your DUI situation and to entrust to him all the information of which you know without reluctance. It is during the first appointment that the lawyer and the client will address all the legal issues that arise in connection with the DUI case.

    To the extent that the relationship between the lawyer and the client is based primarily on trust, the first appointment is paramount. This is an opportunity for the client to discuss with the lawyer all the questions surrounding his or her DUI case, to provide the lawyer with relevant documents and information, and also to determine the amount of remuneration for the lawyer according to the procedure in question. Once in possession of all these documents and information, the lawyer will then be able to determine which are relevant in the context of the case.

    For example, a lawyer may help you get an acquittal for an impaired driver considering the insufficient symptoms reported. The court may also acquit the accused on the ground of refusal considering if the refusal was not final and unequivocal if in a short time the accused offered to breathalyze again. A lawyer may also help you get an acquittal for a refusal to breathe in a breathalyzer at a police station if a police officer who put the accused under arrest did not communicate his reasonable and probable grounds to the skilled technician who was to breathalyze the accused, and if the qualified technician did not issue an order to that effect.

    A lawyer defines the chances of success of a judicial procedure. A lawyer also provides information on the procedures which may lead to the resolution of a dispute. A lawyer additionally helps to resolve any disputes amicably, in particular in the context of a transaction with an adversary. A lawyer also performs the acts necessary for the proceedings, specific to each jurisdiction.

    Is it mandatory to hire a lawyer?

    The role of the lawyer is to explain the procedure and the points of law applicable to a DUI file, in order to determine, in collaboration with his client, the strategies to be implemented in order to best defend his interests. If, for various procedures, a lawyer is not compulsory, it is still strongly recommended to hire a legal professional. Indeed, DUI procedural rules and rules of law are often complex and, in fact, become difficult for non-lawyers.

    As part of the legal procedures, you can choose to represent yourself. In the case of legal aid, the beneficiary of the aid has the possibility of appointing his lawyer by formulating his request for assistance after obtaining the prior written consent of that lawyer. If knowledge is an important factor in the choice of lawyer, his personality and sensitivity are equally decisive. This guarantees the quality of the relationship based on mutual trust and transparency without which the lawyer can not adequately defend the interests of the client.

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