Some of the questions that are often asked to Nevada lawyers are “who is the best lawyer” or “How do I find the best attorney.” These questions are often asked by those who have been arrested for Driving under the Influence or are curious about what they should do if they are.
While it is impossible to know who “the best” lawyer is for any individual case and there are likely several individual attorneys or firms who rank among the elite in their practice area, there are certainly several things a person should consider before hiring a lawyer for their DUI case.
Among the things to consider are the following:
Don’t focus on television or radio ads. While many good lawyers DO advertise in today’s information driven age, the presence of an ad on television means nothing about a lawyer’s ability or work ethic. Instead of snappy ads, focus on things like the organizations a lawyer belongs to, what certifications and specialized training he or she has received, ratings from independent rating agencies or referrals from other members of the legal community.
Interview more than one attorney. While there are some situations where you would want to hire the first person you talk to, such as an ironclad referral from someone knowledgeable that you implicitly trust, in most cases it is good to talk to more than one individual attorney. This allows you get different perspectives from different professionals and to develop a sense of comfort in the relationship with attorney you are talking with. This is very important given the fact that you must trust the person who is standing up for you in Court while you fight your DUI charge.