Each time you get behind the wheel, there is always the risk for an accident.
Even if you are the safest driver going, it just takes one wrong decision, being in the wrong place at the wrong time etc. to turn one’s life upside down.
What can complicate things even more is if someone decides to have a few drinks before getting behind the wheel of their vehicle. At that point, all bets are off as to what may happen.
That said could you be driving down the wrong path in life?
Finding the Best Legal Team When Required
If you do run afoul of the law, what do you plan to do regarding getting legal help to fight your case?
In some cases, you may have no choice other than to have a public defender appointed to your cause.
In many other instances, you might be able to afford the lawyer of your choice, a decision that you should never take for granted.
If you were accused of DWI in Houston, where do you start?
For many defendants, finding the right legal help oftentimes comes down to asking the opinions of family and friends, along with turning to the Internet to see who comes most highly recommended.
In the event you do work your way over to the Internet for legal help, make sure you look at both lawyer websites and their social media initiatives.
For the former, check the “about us” section of each and every website.
Look to see how long the lawyer has been in business, what is practice areas prove to be, what kind of success to failure rate he or she may tout, and if they offer free consultations etc.
Social Aspect Growing in the Legal Field
When it comes to legal representatives on social media, more and more lawyers are finding social networking to their liking.
Take a bit of time to see where they are most active, be it LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc.
From there, you can receive a better feel for how they interact with the public, including those they either have or might defend.
If the conversations indicate the clients were happy with the services; that is certainly a plus in considering that lawyer for your needs. In the event the opposite is true, it is important to think about whether or not you really want that lawyer backing you in a courtroom.
Make Your Own Smart Choices
Not that they are bad people, but avoiding lawyers altogether is oftentimes under your control.
If you have an itch to drink and drive, you should not be out on the roads in the first place.
As all too many drivers (and passengers for that matter) have unfortunately discovered over time, it just takes a fleeting moment and bad judgment to change the lives of one or more people forever.
If you feel the need to always drink when going out in public (establishments, homes of other people etc.), you are best-served when you find a ride home, especially when you think you had one too many to drink.
Finally, always watch out for friends and family when you are out celebrating with them.
Something as simple as a Happy Hour drink or two after work can turn tragic if someone you are with doesn’t know when to call it a night. If you see such a scenario unfolding, do your best to convince him or her that they are better off letting someone else drive them home, even if it means retrieving their vehicle the next day.
While you may go your entire life without ever dealing with a lawyer and/or setting foot in a courtroom, the odds are more in favor of you doing one or both things.
That said choosing the best lawyer to deal with your DWI case is not something you just casually do.
He or she can oftentimes make the difference between you getting off rather easily given the circumstances and finding your life spiraling out of control.
When faced with a DWI, make sure you appreciate the seriousness of the charge, meaning who you select as your legal representative is equally important.