If you have been arrested by the Chandler Police Department and cited into the Chandler Municipal Court, contact a Chandler DUI Lawyer for a free evaluation of your case. The Firm handles ANY criminal or DUI charge in the Chandler Municipal Court and throughout the State of Arizona, including 1st Time DUI, Extreme DUI, Super Extreme DUI, Under 21 DUI, DUI-Drugs, and any other alcohol or drug related violations. Mr. Buckallew has a reputation for zealously defending his clients and has extensive experience from many years of practice as a DUI and criminal defense lawyer. He fights tirelessly on behalf of each individual client in order to achieve the best outcome possible in each and every case, as evidenced by the results he has achieved on behalf of his clients over the years.
The Chandler Municipal Court is located at 200 East Chicago Street, in downtown Chandler, just east of Chandler City Hall. The Court handles civil traffic and criminal misdemeanor violations, including DUI/DWI charges, city ordinance and code violations, petty offenses, probation violations, protective orders and search warrants.
How do I choose a good DUI Lawyer?
You always have the right to hire an attorney of your choosing. Selecting the right DUI attorney can seem overwhelming and it is important to do some research in order to find the attorney who is right for you. Here are a few things to consider before selecting a good DUI lawyer:
- Determine the attorney's qualifications, experience, what types of DUI cases he/she has handled and outcomes he/she has achieved in cases similar to yours.
- Find out what percentage of his/her practice concentrates in the area of DUI and criminal defense (i.e. does the attorney's practice focus primarily on DUI and criminal defense or does the attorney handle multiple areas of practice such bankruptcy, family law, DUI and criminal defense, personal injury, etc.).
- Ask the attorney whether he/she has made appearances in the jurisdiction your case is being heard and what the attorney's experience has been in that particular court.
- Find out what legal organizations the attorney belongs to (i.e. National College of DUI Defense-NCDD, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-NACDL, etc.). If he/she belongs to these types of criminal defense and DUI related organizations, it is a good indication that this attorney is dedicated to the practice of DUI and criminal defense and it is much more than just a passing interest.
- Find out whether you will be paying a flat fee, hourly fee or contingency fee and whether these fees include representation at trial, expert witness expenses, blood re-testing costs, etc.
- Find out who will be handling your case. If you hire a solo practice attorney, this attorney will likely be handling your case solely from start to finish. With larger firms, you may have more than one attorney handling your case and appearing at court hearings with you. An advantage to smaller (or solo) firms is that you may pay less due to lower overhead costs, versus larger firms who have larger overhead (such as advertising costs, payroll, and office space).
- Last but not least, meet with the attorney to determine whether you feel confident in his/her experience and feel comfortable with his/her analysis of your case, as you will be working together closely over the next several months to achieve resolution to your case. Most attorneys offer a free initial consultation.
Many attorneys have websites, blogs, Facebook pages, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts and listings with online directories such as Avvo.com and lawyers.com. These are great places to learn more about the attorney you are considering hiring.
**This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact the Firm to schedule a consultation regarding your case.