What is a DUI Attorney and what do they do for their clients?

The first question to be answered is what is a DUI Attorney ?

DUI is a serious criminal charge that can have drastic effects on defendants and their families. In representing a client charged with DUI an attorney will need to understand criminal procedure, rules of the Magistrate Court, DUI Statutes, SLED regulation, rules of evidence along, law enforcement procedures, standardized field sobriety testing and breathalyzer testing.

A DUI Attorney puts all of this knowledge together to work for their client to help them challenge DUI arrests based on insufficient or false evidence.

How does a DUI Attorney help their clients?

In almost all cases someone charged with DUI can appear in Traffic Court and plead themselves guilty without hiring an attorney. The problem with that approach however is that they are going to accept all of the consequences of a DUI conviction including SR-22 Insurance, alcohol and drug counseling, criminal record and a license suspension.

A DUI attorney will research the background of their client's case to look for available legal and factual challenges to seek a prosecutorial or judicial dismissal of the DUI case or to present an effective challenge in a contested trial.


The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, is a Lexington SC DUI Defense Law Firm representing clients with misdemeanor and felony DUI and DUAC charges. If you or a loved one has been charged with any alcohol or drug related offense you are invited to contact our office for a consultation at 1-888-301-6004.

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