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Thread: Do I have to have a lawyer with me in court?

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    Do I have to have a lawyer with me in court?

    do i need an attorney in court

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    No, you are not required to have an attorney with you in court, but it is highly recommended that you have one represent you. You can represent yourself, but an experienced DUI attorney knows the court system as well as the DMV (for your license suspension hearing). He will know the requirements of the court for paperwork and all of the nuances of your states' DUI laws. He will look for weaknesses in the Prosecution's case against you. He can deal directly with the Prosecutor on your behalf and possibly get your charge reduced. He can also advise you on your chance of prevailing should you want to take your case to trial.

    Most attorneys offer a free inital consultation. Take advantage of this and visit a few and let them look over your case and offer their educated advice.

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