Will A Public Defender Help You With A DUI Case?

DUI charges could lead to the suspension of your driver’s license or a denial of your driving privileges. The charges can have adverse effects on your career, social life, and daily life. You have a right to hire an attorney when you are charged with a DUI. If you don’t have enough money to hire a private attorney, the court may appoint a public defender to represent your and defend your case at no cost to you.  Most judges will require you to complete a financial disclosure prior to appointing a public defender.   

When you are facing charges for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you have the option of choosing and hiring a private attorney. With an experienced DUI lawyer, your chances of winning a case may be higher. However, if you cannot afford your own private attorney, a public defender may be appointed by the court. You cannot choose which public defender will represent you, but rather you may only use the public defender whom the court appoints.

Benefits Of Hiring A Private Attorney

A court appointed public defender generally cannot represent you on matters having to do with your driver’s license suspension or revocation.  They are appointed for the limited purpose of handling your criminal DUI charges.  A private attorney can represent you at statutory summary suspension hearings and a private attorney may be more knowledgeable when comes to advising you on maintaining your driving privileges.  

Final Verdict

If you feel you cannot afford the services of a private attorney, then you may be eligible to have a public defender appointed to represent you. It is no secret that there can be severe consequences to your personal and professional life if you’re charged with a DUI, which is an important reason to consider hiring a private law firm that defends DUI cases. We highly recommend that you ask for assistance from an experienced lawyer and hire them if they feel they can help you. 

At https://duichicago.com/, the attorneys have been successfully handling DUI cases at the Daley Center for years. If you’re being charged in a DUI case, hire them to represent you. They will fight for your rights and do everything in their power to defend you and reach a successful outcome to your case. 


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