Why You Want a Georgia DUI Attorney Who is Board Certified
All of the attorneys at Hawkins Spizman Fortas practice in all of the metro Atlanta courts. Anyone who has been arrested for driving under the influence knows to look, for example, for a DeKalb County DUI lawyer, but many potential clients don’t know how important it is to work with a legal team that is led by a board-certified attorney. That designation is unusual, and it signifies a superior level of knowledge and expertise.
In 2003, the American Bar Association recognized DUI Defense Law as a specialty area of legal practice. The following year, the ABA accredited the National College of DUI Defense, and began certifying qualified attorneys with a rigorous examination and peer review process.
Working with a board-certified DeKalb County DUI lawyer, for example, means you’re getting a highly-trained, peer-reviewed, experienced DUI defense lawyer. In fact, there are fewer than 50 such lawyers in the entire country who have earned this title. There are currently only four firms in Georgia with a board-certified DUI attorney on staff. Hawkins Spizman Fortas is one of them.
Why Having a Board Certified Georgia DUI Lawyer Matters
Suppose you’re considering different DeKalb County DUI lawyers after an arrest. Does it really matter if the attorney who helped you was board-certified?
To see why it matters, let’s look at the issue in another light. If you were injured in an accident, or facing a serious disease, would you want to work with a local doctor, or the top specialists in the area? Naturally, you would want the very best care available. It’s no different with Sandy Springs DUI attorneys.
Being charged with DUI can be just as serious and life-changing. A conviction for driving under the influence changes your life, endangers your future, and could cost you your freedom. Depending on the circumstances, being found guilty of a DUI could put an end to your career and cause you to lose custody of your children.
You owe it to yourself to have a team of specialists working on your side when your future is at stake. Although there are a lot of lawyers who may meet the basic qualifications to represent you, you’ll feel more confident with a team of DeKalb County DUI attorneys who can provide you with the knowledge and expertise to work toward obtaining the best possible outcome.
Get Immediate Help From Our Team of Georgia DUI Lawyers
At Hawkins Spizman Fortas, our team of former prosecutors handles only DUI cases, and we’ve got an excellent track record when it comes to helping our clients. If you want experienced Georgia DUI lawyers on your side, call us to talk about your case now.