Choosing a Lawyer

Maine Criminal Defense and OUI Lawyer Scott D. Gardner

Defending criminal cases, especially OUI cases, is a highly specialized area of the practice of law. The most productive way to help your case right now is to hire the right lawyer.

Your lawyer can be the difference between winning and losing, clarity or confusion, inconvenience versus life changing event. This may not sound like justice, but it is reality.

The lawyer you hire should concentrate in the field of criminal defense, and more particularly, Choosing your Attorney is very important in the OUI processspecialize in the defense of OUI cases. He or she should have at least 10 years of trial experience with OUI cases.

You should hire a lawyer with expertise in the technical areas of OUI defense. This means being a certified operator of the Intoxilyzer 5000, as well as, certified in the administration of standardized field sobriety tests.

Any attorney you hire should also be conversant in the regulatory rules and case law that apply to OUI matters. This can be shown by membership in the National College of DUI Defense.

Naturally, you need to feel comfortable with your attorney on a personal level. This means feeling like a valued client, rather than a "file". It is also important that you feel that the fee is fair, and that you are going to get your money's worth from the lawyer you hire. There are many lawyers who advertise for OUI clients, however, there are very few who are sufficiently trained and experienced to properly defend an OUI case.