If you’re looking for a qualified DUI lawyer…

Keep in mind that the criminal justice system moves a lot more quickly than civil lawsuits. Therefore, by being prepared with your questions, you can more easily and efficiently select the right DUI attorney for your needs.

Below are three questions to ask:

  1. Probably the most important question to ask is, “How many years experience do you have defending DUI clients?”  You want a lawyer with at least 10 or more years experience defending DUI cases. Some lawyers have backgrounds as prosecutors, then shift over to being defense lawyers — meaning, their trial experience is in prosecuting people, not defending them.
  2. It’s also a good idea to ask, “Is the attorney whose name is part (or the full) law practice name the same lawyer who will be representing me?” Really, the only answer should be yes. But if the answer is no, inquire if the replacement attorney has the same background and experience as the lawyer in the firm name, and does a different attorney mean you pay a lower rate.
  3. Last, ask the lawyer, “How familiar are you with the science of defending DUI cases?” Many lawyers know little or nothing about blood and breath testing processes, which leave them unable to mount an intelligent cross-examination of a prosecution laboratory witness.  

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Shaun Kaufman Law

Shaun Kaufman has nearly three decades experience defending DUI cases.  You will always work with Shaun Kaufman, who has studied blood and breath alcohol testing, as well as the rules and regulations of the admissibility of those tests.  To top it off, he’s a passionate and tireless advocate for his clients.

To contact Shaun Kaufman, call 303-309-0430 or fill out the contact form on the right side of this page.