When looking for a DUI lawyer in the Maryland and D.C. areas, remember that experience is key. Whether you find a criminal lawyer through referrals or online searches, you need to work with someone who is confident in his or her experience and rate of success. At the same time, your criminal justice lawyer should be completely transparent about the likelihood of success in your case.

As this video explains, you can ask potential defense attorneys questions about their practice to gauge their experience levels. For example, you can ask if the firm routinely handles cases like yours and what they think the chances for success are in your case. An initial meeting with a defense lawyer will also help you determine whether or not your personalities are complementary. Finding a criminal defense attorney you feel comfortable with helps minimize the stress of dealing with a complicated legal issue.