Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo — Hiring a TN DUI Attorney

Hiring a Knoxville, TN DUI Attorney (or a Tennessee DUI lawyer in the jurisdiction in which you were arrested) is one of the most important decisions you will make and should not be taken lightly.  Our office receives several calls a month from DUI defendants who previously hired other lawyers and are unhappy with their representation.  Some now want their conviction overturned, while others wish to fire their current Tennessee DUI lawyer for various reasons.  Keep in mind that it is very difficult to overturn a conviction.  Furthermore, because our firm finds greater success when our investigation and analysis of the case begins within the first week after arrest, we are reluctant to take a case after another lawyer has been retained.

When choosing a Tennessee attorney to handle your DUI case, you should consider many factors including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Is the majority of the lawyer’s practice devoted to defending DUI cases?  If so, for how long has the attorney’s practice focused on DUI defense?
  2. Did he or she graduate from an ABA accredited law school?
  3. Is the attorney in good standing with the State Bar or have any complaints been filed against him?
  4. Is the lawyer certified as a DUI Defense Specialist by the NCDD and the Tennessee Commission on CLE & Specialization?
  5. What is the attorney’s Martindale-Hubbell™ rating?  Is it “AV”(very high to preeminent)?
  6. Does the lawyer have a “superb” Avvo rating?
  7. Has the lawyer frequently lectured to his or her peers on topics relating to DUI Defense?
  8. Has the attorney published any books or articles on DUI defense?

You should feel comfortable with the DUI attorney you choose and have confidence in his or her ability to provide you with a zealous defense to your case.  We encourage you to personally interview a lawyer before making your decision and to hire the very best lawyer available.  You typically only get one chance to present a defense to your Tennessee DUI case.  A DUI charge may place your freedom, your job, your reputation and your future in jeopardy. Accordingly, the decision of which DUI lawyer you hire is extremely important.

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