It’s difficult to “beat” a DUI. A bank robber doesn’t usually stand in front of the bank with a shotgun and a ski mask waiting for the police to come by before he robs the bank. On the other hand, when you get pulled over for a DUI, you can’t very easily suggest that you weren’t the driver. For that reason, people frequently express that don’t need an attorney for a DUI. Although it remains true that a DUI charge is hard to “beat”, there are a number of good reasons to hire an attorney in this situation. When we “beat” a DUI case (have it dismissed or plead down to “non-alcohol”), it is usually based on an aspect of the law that wouldn’t be remotely familiar to a non lawyer. If nothing else, it makes sense to speak to an attorney who specializes in DUI cases prior to simply going into court and pleading guilty without representation.

It is also very useful to have a DUI attorney to help you reduce the severity of the sentence if you are convicted of an alcohol related traffic offense. We frequently recommend that a client enroll in a state certified alcohol education and treatment program and bringing it to the judge’s attention that you have done this at sentencing can be very beneficial in “mitigating” the sentence that the judge imposes. These classes take time to complete and one of the things we do is make sure that you have enough time to complete a meaningful number of classed prior to sentencing so that you can explain to the judge what you have learned in the classes and to assure the judge that you are taking the case seriously.

It might not be necessary for every person that is charged with an alcohol related traffic offense to have an attorney, but it sure makes sense to get a private free consultation before making that important decision.

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“David Moorhead has been an invaluable asset to me as I prepare to go to court for a Reckless Driving charge. He has been fair and impartial and professional in all of our interactions, and has dispensed valuable guidance in my case. In addition, he has acted as an advocate for me in a tough situation where “the other guy’s” story was accepted without question by the police (even though it was not the whole story) and my side of the story has been questioned and corrupted to no end. This has been an extremely frustrating process for me from the get-go, and having Mr. Moorhead as counsel has been extremely useful both from a logistical standpoint and also quite comforting in an otherwise stressful and bewildering situation. I would highly recommend David Moorhead if you are looking for a DUI or criminal defense lawyer. He is smart, fair, personable and down to earth. Thank you, David!”

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David helped my brother resolve a case that was dragging on and on with a public defender within 10 days of me reaching out to him (and got a much better deal for my brother). Worth the money and is very nice to work with!

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Mr. Moorhead is professional and intelligent. He is extremely good at navigating the legal system. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services.

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David Moorhead was a miracle worker. We hired him to finish a case that kept going on and on for years by an overworked public defender. He got it done in days. Not only did he get it done in days, he went beyond what we hired him to do and got a way better agreement than we anticipated. I can’t recommend him enough.

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David Moorhead exceeded my expectations. He was very knowledgeable and knew exactly how to manage my case and how to speak to the DA to get the outcome I desired. I was amazed at the outcome of my case. David made it quick, simple and painless. I would recommend him over and over again to anyone needing legal assistance.

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