DWI – Do You Really Need an Attorney?

If you’ve ever had so much as a civil traffic warning, you’re familiar with the awful sinking feeling that settles in your gut when those red and blue lights flash in your rearview mirror. 

 

When those lights appear after an evening at a party or enjoying time with friends at a bar and you find yourself facing DWI charges, that feeling is exponentially worse…and for good reason.

 

You have the choice to try to handle your case on your own. Relying on the well-meaning but misguided advice of friends, trying to interpret statutes, understand criminal procedure, and figure out how your constitutionally protected rights apply in your situation is a daunting task, and not one in which you want mistakes made.

Your other choice is to have an experienced, pro-active Minneapolis DWI attorney on your side right out of the gate. This ensures you have someone actively protecting your rights and your best interests from beginning to end. Your attorney will be your guide through the often-confusing labyrinth of the criminal justice system, there to answer your questions and address your concerns at every turn. 

A diligent defense attorney will thoroughly review evidence and has professional resources at his disposal that you do not. Your defense attorney will handle communication with the prosecution so that you don’t have to. If you choose to represent yourself, it’s often hard to remember that no matter how polite or friendly a prosecutor seems, they have one job and it is not to help you out. That “anything you say can and will be used against you” line? They really mean it!  

If you are facing DWI charges, contact us. We will review your case for free. Whether you are looking at misdemeanors or felonies, Martin Law Offices has experienced attorneys prepared to strive tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.