We’ve all heard the old adage: You Get What You Pay For, and through life experience we know how true it is.
Then why do people still continue to short change themselves on something as important as legal services?
DWI is a very serious charge. In New Jersey, the penalties for a first offense include up to:
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- 30 days in jail
- One year HARD license suspension (no permits)
- $4000+ in fines and surcharges
- The humiliation and stigma that goes along with being convicted of one of the most politically charged crimes in America.
On top of these, a whole slew of other consequences can be triggered. Losing your license for a year could mean losing your job. Serving jail time may disqualify you from some careers. Losing your job in a tough job market can ruin your future and set you on a go-nowhere path.
With all this weight and disastrous consequences staring you down, why would you want to sell yourself short and go with the cheap option?
In law (just like in life), you get what you pay for. If you want to go cheap, you will likely find an inexperienced lawyer who does not have the training and experience to fight a DWI in court. For them it’s a paper pushing process
- Take your file
- Collect a fee
- Plead you guilty
A true DWI professional will get to know you as an individual, analyze your case, and look for way to protect your rights. Experience, training and scientific knowledge all count in defending DWI cases and the best strategy is to take your time and find someone who can explain things to you and has the experience and knowledge to protect you.
If you are someone charge with a DWI, keep in mind:
If you want to fight your case it will cost you, if you want to go cheap- it will cost you a lot more.