The chances of successfully beating a DUI charge are slim to none if you don't hire a DUI lawyer. A DUI conviction can have lasting consequences on your life, including the payment of stiff fines and penalties, the loss of driving privileges, the imperilment of future job prospects, and more. Hiring a DUI lawyer is your best chance of minimizing the fallout from a DUI.
If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Depending on the state, the specific crime is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated), OUI (operating under the influence), or OWI (operating while intoxicated). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.