Top Smiths Station, AL Drunk Driving Record Expungement Lawyers Near You

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  • Capell & Howard P.C.

    Drunk Driving Record Expungement Lawyers | Opelika Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

    Drunk Driving Record Expungement Lawyers | Opelika Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

  • Boles Holmes Parkman White LLC

    Drunk Driving Record Expungement Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

    Drunk Driving Record Expungement Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

  • Walton Law Firm, P.C.

    Drunk Driving Record Expungement Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

    Drunk Driving Record Expungement Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

  • Alsobrook Law Group, LLC

    Drunk Driving Record Expungement Lawyers | Opelika Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

    Drunk Driving Record Expungement Lawyers | Opelika Office | Serving Smiths Station, AL

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Expunging Drunk Driving Records

Drunk driving convictions can ruin the chance to get a good job, rent a home, can raise insurance rates, and cause embarrassment. But in certain situations a drunk driving conviction can be erased so only law enforcement officials will know about it in a process called expungement.

Drunk Driving Expungement Options

States have varying criteria for expunging a drunk driving conviction. Retaining a Smiths Station lawyer who handles drunk driving record expungement cases will ensure you have the best result possible. The lawyer knows the required criteria, can assist you in preparing your expungement petition and represent you at the expungement hearing.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances – such as being charged with a crime – where you should always seek experienced legal help.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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