When you have a choice, choose an attorney
Charges levied upon you of any kind are bad. They can damage your reputation in the society, leave you as a nervous wreck and even spoil future opportunities for you, all in an instant once the verdict is pronounced. You might think that taking the charging head-on would not be bad, however, the future is far from that. If anything, you should always avoid doing that and try to get yourself a decent lawyer who can fight your case and arrange some way out for you on legal grounds.
Let us take the DWI (also known as DUI) charge for example. A DUI attorney is aware of all the traffic regulations, criminal codes and conducts and will assess your case accordingly to ensure all the relevant matter and accounts are collected and a good defense is piled up for you.
A good defense is what will get you over the line and ensure that you are either acquitted from the charges or that the minimum possible penalty is imposed as a verdict, whichever is applicable per the case. Hiring the lawyer is everyone's right. Having a man of law backing your case can make quite a profound impact and might even alter the situation.
There have been cases which were a no-brainer
but with the correct decisions and timely placed calls, the DUI lawyers have
proved that it was indeed the other side of the party that showed negligence or
brought forth insufficient evidence to suggest that the charge is valid. Who
knows, you might be one of those lucky ones too should you ever find yourself
in a heap of trouble with the law. The lawyer or anyone else for
that matter would never recommend driving when under the influence of alcohol
or other recreational drugs as it indeed poses a great risk to you and everyone
in your surroundings.