The question has come up twice this month from two different sources. I was asked, "What is the difference between a DUI Attorney and a Criminal Defense Attorney." The simple, but circular answer is all DUI attorneys are criminal defense attorneys, but not all criminal defense attorneys are DUI Attorneys. The differences is the specialty of the attorney. Similar, all brain surgeons are doctors, but not all doctors are brain surgeons.
This is important when looking for an attorney that you trust to help you with you your case. Because I specialize in DUI Defense, I have become one of the most sought after attorneys when someone is charged with that crime. Yes I am expensive. Like a brain surgeon in his specialty, I have become skilled in what I do. My clients tend to agree looking at my avvo.com page. The people I have represented know that when I go into surgery, so to speak, I’m coming out to save a life.
Sometimes people make the mistake of thinking they should save their money and hire just a criminal defense attorney. You would not go to a general practitioner doctor to operate on a tumor in your head. Why would you do anything different when it comes to your job, your life, your family, and your driving abilities. It is important if you are charged with a DUI to seek out a DUI attorney that will operate with the care and skill required to give you the best possible chance of succeeding in your case.