Why you need a DUI Lawyer that specializes in Impaired Driving, Over 80 & Refusal charges
Can I represent myself and go to trial without a DUI lawyer?
Yes, you are legally allowed to represent yourself, but that would be the equivalent of skydiving without a parachute. It is highly recommended that you hire a criminal lawyer that specializes in Impaired Driving, Over 80 and Refusal Charges and handles at least 100 cases/year. If you do not hire a DUI lawyer that has experience with impaired driving and Over 80 cases you will likely be wasting your money.
Impaired driving is a criminal charge with very serious penalties and ramifications. Are you willing to take the risk of having a criminal record? You will likely be required to be insured with facility insurance which can have premiums STARTING at $5,000/year to $15,000/year for 3 to 5 years! If you lose, you will also have to pay thousands of dollars in fines and will not be able to drive for a full year. Other ramifications are the installation of an ignition interlock device which you will have to breath into before your vehicle starts. If you have any alcohol in your system, your vehicle will not start. You will NOT be permitted to drive any other cars during this period of time. A criminal record can also affect your ability to be hired for a job in the future if a prospective employer completes a background check on you. Finally, you may be denied entry and not be able to travel to certain countries with a criminal record.
The bottom line is that you really shouldn’t represent yourself in court. You need an experienced criminal lawyer with a lot of experience defending impaired driving charges. One of the reasons why people choose Brian Starkman as their criminal defence lawyer is due to his experience not just on the defense lawyer side, but because he was a crown prosecutor. He understands BOTH sides of every case and knows what issues and evidence will be brought up by the prosecutor. He knows which defences will likely win in trial which is why often times he is able to fully dismiss or win impaired driving cases.
He has been ranked the Best DUI Lawyer in Canada by LawyerRatingz.com
Call 1 866 WE WIN 01 For Your Free Consultation Today! Brian Starkman will meet with you personally and go over many of the possible defences for your case.