Have you been arrested for drunk driving or impaired driving?
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a common problem within the United States. These cases involve not just adults but also teenagers. Incidents involving driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can cause injury to the driver, passengers, and pedestrians every 120 seconds.
In 2006 alone, about 13,470 died in automobile accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers, those with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher. This data shows that 32% of the total traffic deaths’ percentage for the entire year. Besides, around 16,005 deaths were attributed to what is known as alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents, those who had a BAC of .01 or higher, but still under the legal limit. Of all the fatalities attributed to alcohol consumption, 306 of them were children, and half of these children, 153, were driving in a vehicle that was being operated by a person with a BAC level of .08 or higher.
Undoubtedly, there have been many attempts to educate the public about the dangers of drinking and driving; the statistics are still almost the same from 1996 as they were in 2006, with actually a few more fatalities in 2006, which after 10 years of progress is alarming and disappointing. The local and federal government agencies’ efforts to battle with people driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol seem pointless based on the numbers. This is quite alarming since it’s not only the person under the influence of drugs or alcohol is affected.
The growing number of victims in incidents involving drivers under the influence is truly heartbreaking.
Due to the sensitive nature of cases involving drivers under the influence, choosing a reliable and professional dui lawyer with years of experience handling similar cases is not as easy as you think.
One wrong choice can cause a significant loss of money and may result in losing the case with much that is at stake. The lawyer you will choose can make or break the entire case. It’s important to consider a handful of factors before choosing the lawyer who will represent you in the court of law.
Fortunately, there is a lawyer who has built his name in the field in handling cases involving drivers under the influence. Attorney Lawrence Coogan has been in the industry of providing legal assistance for decades and he continuously assists many clients to settle disputes arising after the incident.
Trust is an important ingredient in any relationship, and the same is true when working with a lawyer. If you trust your lawyer enough, you are free to confide all the information you can provide to speed up the court proceedings. On the other hand, if you don’t trust your lawyer, you may hold back some information vital to the whole investigation process. In addition to that, holding back and not opening yourself to the fact that the lawyer will help you can build a gap that may delay winning the case.
DUI Lawyer Specialization
Nowadays, it’s easier to get in touch with lawyers who can handle your case. But, it’s not as easy to choose the right attorney for your case. To help you make the correct choice, it helps if you can meet the prospect lawyers. Law firms like the Law Office of Lawrence J. Coogan offer a free initial consultation which can also serve as your way to get to know the attorney and determine if he’s the perfect candidate to handle the case.
In this stage, feel free to give as much detail as possible as many lawyers agree to meet you so they can also figure out if the case is under the umbrella of their expertise.
The Importance of Seeking Legal Advice
It never hurts to seek advice or lawyer recommendations from your trusted friends, colleagues, and other family members. They can refer lawyers who are known to handle similar cases. And asking for advice from people around you can give you more options on who is worth contacting.
Remember that the information you collected from your trusted friends, colleagues, and other family members are mere advice only. It should be up to you to choose who will be the lawyer who will represent you in court. Also, keep in mind that each case is different from the other. Even though a close friend of yours has experienced dealing with driving under the influence issue and won the case with the help of a particular attorney, it doesn’t mean that the latter can do the same to your situation. That’s why it’s important to base your choice on your personal needs, nature of the case, and the expertise of the lawyer.
Lawyers spent half of their lives investing in their studies, building their names, and helping clients in the best way they can. As a client, you can choose a lawyer or law firm who provides flexible payment options depending on the longevity of the case. On the other hand, most law firms a free initial consultation to minimize the fees and make it more affordable for clients who are working on a tight budget.
If you’re hesitant to seek legal assistance due to exorbitant and unnecessary fees, you can speak with our DUI attorneys to get a quote that’s customized for your needs and budget. Our fees will depend on the nature of the case and availability of information necessary to move forward with the court proceedings.
Don’t delay the resolution of your DUI case. Simply contact the Law Office of Lawrence J. Coogan at (313) 381-0044 to schedule an initial consultation with our competent DUI lawyers for free. Our law office caters to clients around Michigan, specifically in Melvindale, Lincoln Park, Dearborn Heights, Allen Park, and Dearborn. If you’re time-constraint due to work-related reasons, we can schedule a meeting after office hours to meet your hectic schedule.