You don’t always need to hire a lawyer to handle a DUI or DWI case but if you think you might be found guilty or you want a lawyer's opinion on your case, you’ll want to get the best advice possible.
Why Hire a DUI or DWI Lawyer
DUI law is a specialty, and a good DUI lawyer can make a big difference in the results you get. If you decide to hire a lawyer, you’ll want to find someone who focuses on DUI cases, rather than using a general practice lawyer.
Resources for Finding DUI Lawyers
Here are some recommended ways to find a DUI lawyer:
Ask around. Without a doubt, the best way to find a good lawyer is to ask friends, family, work associates -- anyone you know and trust. Even if they don’t personally know a DUI lawyer, they may know another lawyer they like. And that lawyer may be able to direct you to a good DUI attorney.
Ask your local bar association. The Rhode Island Bar Association maintains a lawyer directory. This directory can provide you with names of lawyers in your area who are in good standing with the bar association. Do keep in mind, however, that the bar association doesn’t screen the lawyers for the amount of experience they have or for their competence. It’s up to you to interview each attorney to find out whether they have the experience you need.
Online lawyer directories. Here are a few websites that offer directories of attorneys serving Valley Falls, RI. Because different attorneys list with different directories, we offer you a choice so you can consider a selection of Valley Falls, RI DUI lawyers. Like bar association directories, these lawyers have probably not been screened for their qualifications or competence. Lawyers usually self-report their information, so be prepared to do your homework and ask each lawyer about their experience before hiring anyone.
- Justia.com Rhode Island Lawyer Directory of DUI Lawyers
- Nolo Lawyer Directory of DUI and DWI Attorneys
- Legal Information Institute Directory of DUI and DWI Lawyers (Cornell Law School)
Low-cost legal aid services. If your income is low, you may be able to get assistance or advice from a local legal aid organization.
- Free legal services in Rhode Island from Legal Services Corporation
- Your local law school may have a free legal clinic where law students, supervised by their professors, offer legal help. Click on your state to find the law school closest to you.
Finally, if you wish to be directly connected with a DUI lawyer in Valley Falls, RI, you can visit our Rhode Island Lawyers Page and enter your zip code. A local lawyer will then get in touch with you.