Legal problems are always things that are not easy to face and costs money. If you have been arrested on a DUI charge, most people will tell you that you do not need a lawyer, especially if it is your first offense. I beg to differ. If you waive your right to a lawyer and the judge on your case is harsh about DUIs, you might find yourself serving jail time when this could have easily been avoided. Even if your sentence is only 6 months jail, it still is jail. That is why you need to get a lawyer regardless of your charge and condition.
When faced with DUI charges, you will already be spending a lot of money of paying fines and the impound cost of your vehicle. Therefore, it is important to hire a lawyer that you can afford. However, remember that you get what you pay for so your life after this point on will depend on your lawyer. Make sure you try to get a good lawyer. You cannot pay a low price and expect a great lawyer, it is not logical. You will need to know that when you are arrested for a DUI, your driving license will get revoked. Your lawyer will have to defend you in court and at the DMV. You can lose your driving privileges anywhere from 6 months to permanently. Unless you have no issues with taking public transport where ever you go, then this might not be a problem. But if you have to drive everywhere, this is not going to help you at all. Hiring a lawyer will help you to get back your driving privileges. You might be suspended for a while, but if you have a good lawyer, he can get your license back in no time.
Hiring the right lawyer will make sure that you will not need to spend anytime in jail. Depending on the charges brought against you, you might have to go to jail. You would have known this when you were arrested. The problem with going to jail is that you cannot go to work, and when you can’t work, you can’t pay your bills. When you get out of jail, you would have a lot of bills to pay and you will find it hard to get work as you would be considered an ex criminal. Having a criminal record is not something that will get you a good job. Having a good lawyer might enable you to pay a hefty fine or perform community service instead of going to jail.
Basically, due to this one judgment error of yours, you will be paying the consequences forever. If you are lucky, you are the only one who pays the consequences. It would be even worse if other people were injured because of your recklessness. The best thing you can do to save your future is to get the best lawyer you can to represent your case. Then you will need to be a more responsible person and never drive under the influence regardless the reason.