Why Does Experience Count in the Area of DUI Defense?
Interviewer: Yes, but tell me who would you hire if you were in trouble on a DUI?
Steven: I would hire the more experienced person.
Interviewer: Why is that? What have you learned through all these years of experience that you believe that makes you a better choice than someone that’s inexperienced?
An Experienced Attorney is Well Acquainted With the Prosecutors and Judges and Knows What Juries Will and Won’t Accept
Steven: Of course, over time, you learn more of the law each year, and you learn basically what prosecutors will accept and won’t accept, what a judge will accept, and what a jury will and won’t accept. I think you learn all of that, but there are other useful skills I think you develop, such as learning patience.
An Experienced Attorney Will Have Developed Patience, Good Listening and Excellent People Skills
You learn how to listen to your clients. You learn how to have a better handle on your people skills, especially with prosecutors. I think some prosecutors are over anxious, and you learn how to just be patient with them and to talk with them and get your point across.