Directory of DUI Attorneys
If you are a DUI Defense Attorney, consider adding or updating your provide on an online attorney directory called “Lawyer Legion.” The directory helps the public find the best attorney for a drug or impaired driving charge in their area.
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The Lawyer Legion directory ranks DUI | DWI | Drunk Driving defense attorneys based on objective criteria such as their involvement in board certification programs, membership in specialty legal associations, and speaking engagements at quality CLE seminars.
The public can use the directory to find the ratings and reviews for DUI or DWI lawyers, whether any negative information exists on their disciplinary record, information on how much the attorney will cost, and whether payment plans are available to pay the attorney fees. A good directory also contains links on the attorney’s profile page to their main website, blog articles, and social media accounts.
Ideally, a DUI directory can help the public compare the most qualified local attorneys for a particular niche area of the law. Because these kinds of attorney directories are popular with the public, search engines tend to rank the most popular directories at the top of the search results.
Lawyer Legion recently launched law school alumni directories for every law school in the United States. The public can use the alumni directory to narrow their search for an attorney who graduated from a particular law school. For attorneys, the law school alumni directories are great for looking up old classmates from the same graduating class, networking, or making referrals.
Using a DUI | DWI Directory to Find an Attorney
By using a directory to find a DUI defense attorney, you can learn more about the average cost to hire a DUI lawyer near you. Directories often provide tips on how to find the top attorneys in your area and what questions to ask during your free initial consultation. DUI is often a subcategory of a broader category of criminal defense lawyers.
While hiring the cheapest attorney is never a good idea, you might also find that hiring the most expensive attorney in town isn’t a good idea either. A directory can help you compare and contrast different attorneys to find the right one for your case.
Different states use different acronyms for driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. The most common acronym in the United States is “DUI” which stands for driving under the influence. Florida’s statutes also use the term “driving under the influence” or DUI. In Florida, DUI includes both driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages and chemical or controlled substances.
Other states have statutes for drunk driving that use different acronyms such as:
- Driving While Impaired (DWI);
- Operating a Motor Vehicle Impaired (OMVI);
- Operating a Vehicle Impaired (OVI); or
- Operating Under the Influence (OUI).
Free Online Directory for DUI Defense Attorneys
The Lawyer Legion directory is free for attorneys and the public. The DUI defense attorneys can list information about their practice including information on attorney fees and whether they take payment plans. The directory also allows the attorney to include links to the main website, blog, and social media profiles.
From the profiles, you have easy access to a link directly to the attorney’s website where you can find out more about defenses that might apply to your case. Contact the attorneys listed on the directory for legal advice on your particular DUI charges.
Find out how to contest the administrative suspension of your driver’s license and what defenses can be used to fight your charges.
Other DUI Defense Attorney Directories
The most popular directories to find qualified DUI defense attorneys include:
NCDD “Find an Attorney” Directory – Visit the website of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc., to find a list of members. The members listed in the directory include Regents, Founding Members, Sustaining Members, and General Members of the NCDD. By joining the organization, each member has demonstrated a commitment to defend those accused of DUI and related crimes. Members are also required to attend a certain number of Continuing Legal Education Courses on DUI defense to remain in the organization. NCDD provides other trusted resources that can help any attorney improve their practice when representing those accused of drunk driving. Many of the top DUI defense attorneys in the United States belong to this trusted organization.
DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA) – Visit the website of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association to find a list of members by state. This new non-profit organization incorporated in June of 2014 to promote excellence in aggressively defending those charged with DUI or DWI related crimes across the United States. DUIDLA provides training and education to its members who include many of the top DUI attorneys across the country. At last count, the organization had approximately 630 members. DUIDLA prides itself on transparency and intends to publish all financial aspects of the organization on the members-only section of its website.
Other Types of DUI | DWI Directories
In addition to the directories for finding a DUI defense lawyer, many states and local municipalities publish directories listing DMV approved classes or programs offered in a particular jurisdiction. These directories often explain whether a fee waiver for DUI classes might be available. With the COVID-19 public health crisis, more of the DUI schools and programs are offering online classes and evaluations.
The length of the program depends on the jurisdiction. For example, some DUI / DWI programs can be completed within a few weeks, others offer a 30 day to 9-month program. Somes DUI | DWI programs take up to 18 months to complete.
This article was last updated on Thursday, July 1, 2021.