Do you need an attorney for your DWI? Well, do you know how the recent Trahan and Thompson decisions affect your case (because they do)? Or the Bernard decision at the US Supreme Court? Or how a DWI plea is certified to the DMV on a 0.08 plea versus an “impaired” plea?
If not, you need a lawyer to represent you.
Why That Attorney Should be Barry S. Edwards
Why should that attorney be me? Because I don’t “defend” DWIs, I attack them. Even though we’re called “criminal defense attorneys,” I play offense.
When you have been arrested for DWI, a government agent has stopped you and intruded on your freedoms to go about your business. He or she has searched you multiple times and forced you to give evidence against yourself (field sobriety tests, PBT, and evidentiary blood / breath / or urine test).
Even though we’re called “criminal defense attorneys,” I play offense.
If you’re swerving all over the road and you’re a danger, then the cop has “reasonable articulable suspicion” to pull you over. And if your eyes are bloodshot and you are slurring your speech, he or she should ask some questions and consider taking you off the road.
But too often, cops pull over citizens and subject them to intrusions on their liberty without due process or freedom from search and seizure.
I Attack the Charges, I Don’t Play Defense
I expose the flaws and make them defend the arrest!