If I am charged with a DUI, should I get an attorney?
Um. Yeah. In fact, it’s best to get one who specializes in DUI cases because they are more experienced in the tricks of the DUI trade. You may act as your own counsel in a DUI case, but it is strongly advised against. However, in first-offense cases where you are guilty as sin (i.e., completely, without a doubt, wasted) an attorney may not be able to do anything for you and it may be advisable just to take the guilty plea and accept your medicine (though, even in these cases, it’s a good idea to chat with a lawyer just to find out if it would do you any good to hire him or her).