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Selecting a DUI Attorney in Spokane is often an overwhelming prospect. For many, being a criminal defendant facing a number of short, court-mandated deadlines is stressful and daunting. In addition, what to look for in a DUI lawyer may not be immediately apparent. Often speaking with family members and coworkers will produce possible leads, but how to choose between the candidates is difficult. This page is designed to equip you with a few concepts to help you choose the right attorney for your case.

The most common mistake is picking the "pleasant" attorney for your case. Selecting an attorney has many similarities with the process of selecting a physician. Unfortunately, it is also fraught with the same difficulties. Too often we select the doctor who seems friendly and has a pleasant bedside manner. These criteria have little to do with the business of surgery or diagnosing illness and can result in poor choices. As when choosing a doctor, choosing an attorney on the basis of friendliness is a poor indicator of how much time and attention the attorney will give your case. Having a trusting relationship with your attorney is vital, but it is not enough.

A second mistake involves choosing a lawyer based upon the appearance of success. Attorneys understand that clients are often looking for signs of success as indicator lawyering skill. In truth, often the opposite is true. As anyone who has waited tables can tell you, the way to make money is to turn tables quickly. The same is true in a legal practice. An expensive office with eye-popping views costs much more. If the attorney is running a DUI practice, this will mean he or she has to churn as many DUI's as possible.

To pay for these locations, attorneys must be much more efficient and turn over cases expediently. For your case, attorney efficiency is not a good thing. It is not efficient to sit down and research a case, examine all of the possibilities to find defenses that may not be immediately apparent. Handling a criminal case with purely the interest of the client in mind is a time consuming, inefficient, and expensive process.

A second mistake involves choosing a lawyer based upon the appearance of success. Attorneys understand that clients are often looking for signs of success as indicator lawyering skill. In truth, often the opposite is true. As anyone who has waited tables can tell you, the way to make money is to turn tables quickly. The same is true in a legal practice. An expensive office with eye-popping views costs much more. If the attorney is running a DUI practice, this will mean he or she has to churn as many DUI's as possible.

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