Happy New Year and welcome to our Blog. Here Part 1 continues.
1. Don’t be Fooled by Some Review Sites
Many people resort to the internet to look for a good DUI lawyer to defend their case. While the internet is a powerful resource for learning various things within a short time, we need to sort out accurate information.
As you may know, Google is constantly implementing new algorithms to display search results. Such filtering and selecting always affects search results when doing online research.
It has been the trend that “review sites” are quite favored by recent algorithms. You often see those come up high in search results when you enter quite generic keywords such as “DUI lawyer in new jersey”.
While I want to believe that many review sites are reliable, unfortunately, that is not always the case. Some review sites make lawyers “pay” to join and post “stars” and comments on their website based on such financial contribution.
As an online user who is looking for a good DUI attorney, you need to be able to tell what online information is really true. There is no easy way to do this. You need to read each law office’s and attorney’s website and evaluate the quality of that attorney. After that, ask him or her a few questions. I hope my “inside insights” might help you to do this.
2. Does the Attorney Promise “Not To Plead You Guilty” and a Full Trial?
During initial telephone or office consultation with an attorney, make sure that the attorney says, “I will not plead you guilty”.
If the Attorney does not say so, he or she will most likely plead you guilty without fighting in your defense after a few court appearances. You should not trust any attorney with your case unless that lawyer promises to defend your case in a full trial- no matter how long it takes or how many times the lawyer has to go to court on your case.
The lawyer should tell you a trial is guaranteed. You should not even have to ask.
BE WARNED: If a trial is not promised then the lawyer is silently reserving the option to have you plead guilty.
3. If you are a non-US citizen (including green card holder) and get arrested, contact this office immediately.
If you are a non-US citizen and get arrested in New Jersey on any charges, you should contact this office immediately.
As we thoroughly explain on our international page, certain convictions affect immigration status in America.
There are many people who contact this office after realizing that a record of prior conviction adversely affects immigration issues. Many people, for example, contact this office after they learn that they were denied to renew their permanent residency.
This office is one of the few law offices that defend international clients in consultation with an immigration attorney. This can make a great difference in protecting one’s future life chances in America.
This office represented many international clients and we are pleased to have achieved many successful outcomes in protecting clients’ current or potential immigration status in America.