Why You Need an Experienced DUI Attorney

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An experienced DUI attorney like James E. Novak will fight to protect your rights following a DUIcharge. He understands not only your rights, but also how to reach plea agreements, and is an expert in getting the charges against you reduced. Some people decide to use a generic public defender for their case, and others may attempt to fight their case without an attorney. Neither of these options is likely to get you your desired results of a case dismissal or reduced charges. For more information aboutwhy you need an experienced DUI attorney in Phoenix, AZ, contact The Law Office of James Novak today.

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Why Shouldn’t I Just Hire a Public Defender?

Public defenders are inundated with hundreds of cases, making it impossible for them to give your case the time and energy it deserves. Each of their cases vary in the types of charges their clients are up against and deal with a wide variety of different areas of the law. While it is almost guaranteed that a public defender has handled DUI cases in the past, they do not work within that area of the law exclusively.

When you work with an experienced DUI lawyer, they will look out for you and will ensure you reach the best outcome possible.

Additionally, public defenders do not specialize in any one area of the law. To get the best possible outcome in your case, you should work with an attorney who specializes in DUIs and is familiar with the best defenses and with similar cases that have been dismissed or had the charges reduced.

Why Shouldn’t I Defend Myself?

We strongly advise clients against forgoing a lawyer and defending themselves. Despite some people’s beliefs that the books they have read, shows or movies they have watched, and classes they have taken have prepared them enough to take on their own defense, most people do not have a full understanding of the DUI laws in Arizona or their constitutional rights.

When you defend yourself, you have no one looking out for your interests. If you are offered a deal by the prosecutor, will you know if it is the best possible deal? When you work with an experienced DUI lawyer, they will look out for you and will ensure you reach the best outcome possible.

What are the Benefits of Working With a DUI Attorney?

An experienced DUI attorney will have a thorough understand of Arizona DUI laws and of the Constitution and will ensure your rights have been protected. A skilled DUI attorney can do the following to guarantee the best possible outcome for your case:

  • Thoroughly investigate the events surrounding your case. A skilled DUI attorney will ensure that the officer had probable cause or reasonable suspicion to stop you. They will investigate to ensure that your Fourth Amendment rights were not violated. They will investigate your arrest and the events that followed, making sure that any test administered was within the two-hour limit. They will also make sure that when you requested the presence of your lawyer, you were given that right.
  • Build a strong case for your defense. Using the information you provide them, any evidence that your DUI attorney gathers through their own investigation will help build a strong case for your defense. If any of your rights were violated, this could result in evidence being inadmissible, or the case being thrown out entirely.

When you work with an experienced DUI attorney like James E. Novak, he will work toward one of two outcomes. The best outcome is to have your case completely dismissed. When a complete dismissal is not possible, he will work to have the charges against you reduced so that you serve the minimum sentence.

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If you have been accused of a DUI and are unsure whether it is worth hiring a DUI lawyer, contact The Law Office of James Novak today to learn how you can benefit from hiring a lawyer with experience in DUI law.

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I was facing criminal charges with three priors in my history. Mr Novak was very helpful and got me a lighter sentence than I probably deserved. He is a great attorney and I would highly recommend him. A. T.
James worked tirelessly behind the scenes with the prosecution, to decrease my son’s charges to a more reasonable penalty. I could not have asked for a better, more professional attorney. He treated my son with the utmost respect and walked him through every step of a very difficult situation. S. G.
Attorney Novak did an outstanding job defending my son. Due to his extensive professional background within the court system, he was successfully able to defend my son during a very difficult time for my family. I highly recommend Attorney James Novak for your legal needs. T. G.