When you are facing something as serious as a drink driving charge, the last thing you want is to hire a solicitor who won't actually help defend you against the charges. But, the question is, what makes a good solicitor? What qualities should every good drink driving solicitor have? How will you know if you are choosing a good solicitor to help you with your drink driving charge?
Let’s start with knowledge. A good solicitor should be extremely knowledgeable in the area of drink driving. There are several different drink driving charges that someone could be charged with. The three most common include drink driving (driving with excess alcohol), drunk in charge of a vehicle, and failing to provide a specimen. A good solicitor will have knowledge about every possible charge, as well as every possible penalty for each charge. A good solicitor will also have knowledge about exceptions to each charge.
Another quality every good solicitor should have is experience. They should have experience in helping people walk through the court process and come up with a plan to represent them in their case of drink driving. Of course, everyone is going to have different circumstances in their drink driving case, but a good solicitor should have a lot of experience in dealing with these types of cases in general.
Finally, every good solicitor should be personable. When you go in to talk to your solicitor, you should feel like your solicitor is ready to listen and support you. The last thing you need in facing a drink driving charge in court is to have a solicitor who you feel like is judging you. Rather, you want a solicitor who can sympathize with your situation and work out a plan so that you receive the best treatment possible when you enter the courtroom.
Take a moment to contact us. Our extensive experience and knowledge in drink driving law can help build a solid defence to protect you, despite the charges. We'll never judge you or your situation. Instead, we'll simply do what it takes to get the job done. Give us a call today.