1. Create a list of potential attorneys.
Search by area and/or specialization for attorneys that
are licensed in California, that specialize in DUI cases,
and are located and practice in the San Diego area.
2. Search the web for information about the attorneys
on your list.
Do a name search. Find their web pages. Get as much
information as possible.
3. Make a list of questions you want to ask each
attorney that you plan to contact.
Its your case and your life, so ask them everything
that you want to know. Consider questions like, Do you
specialize in DUI law? Who will handle my case? What
is your experience? May I have a resume of your qualifications?
Do you have a list of past clients I can contact for
references? How many DUI cases have you handled, and
what is your success rate? How do you plan to defend
me? What might happen to me? What are your fees and
costs? How much will I expect to pay in court costs?
What is your estimate of the total expenses I will pay?
4. Contact the attorneys on your list.
Ask your questions. Listen to their answers and
offers. If they dont want to answer, you dont
want them. Make notes to compare later.
5. Compare the attorneys.
Use all of the information you have gathered. Compare
them against each other. Find those that you think would
be the best fit for you. List your top two or three
choices and make appointments to see them.
6. Talk face-to-face with the attorney.
Make sure it is the person who will actually be
handling your case if hired. Ask your questions again.
Focus on details of how they plan to defend you and
the estimated costs you will pay.
7. Compare again and make your choice.
Choose the one you feel will give you the best possible
defense with terms that meet your needs. Make an appointment.
Be sure you clearly understand the terms of the contract
agreement. Sign the papers and youve hired an
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