If the Calgary government has charged you with DUI, don’t feel alone—the city’s rate of DUI arrests is more than 130 per 100,000. But don’t think you don’t face serious charges. You need a lawyer on your side who will offer you the best possible representation.

With many options available, it can be difficult to decide which lawyer will do the best job representing you in your criminal case. As you make your decision, consider the lawyer’s education, credentials, experience level, and professional reputation. At Bourdon Defence, our DUI defence attorneys have an excellent track record of defending their clients in the courtroom. If you have been arrested or charged with DUI in Calgary, you should look no further than Bourdon Defence for experienced, client-centered legal representation in your case. 

Education and Credentials

When you are searching for a lawyer to defend you in a criminal DUI case, you should first review the lawyer’s education and legal credentials. When reviewing these credentials, you should look for where the lawyer went to law school and how well he or she did in law school (including whether or not the lawyer graduated with honors). While a strong academic record is not necessarily determinative of success in the legal profession, it is oftentimes indicative of the lawyer’s work ethic.

Experience Level

Even more important than a lawyer’s academic record is his or her experience level. If you face charges of DUI, you want a lawyer handling your case who regularly takes DUI matters to trial and who represents criminal defendants in the courtroom. A lawyer who regularly handles DUI cases in court will know and understand the types of legal defences that are most likely to succeed at trial. “Frequent flyers” in the courtroom will also have good working relationships with Crown prosecutors and judges. Consequently, if an experienced DUI defence lawyer is handling your case, you may be more likely to obtain a favourable plea deal from a prosecutor or a more favourable sentence from a judge (e.g., probation instead of jail time). At Bourdon Defence, our experienced lawyers regularly take DUI matters to court and will fight to protect all of your legal rights.

Professional Reputation

Finally, when considering whether or not you should hire a particular lawyer, you should always review the lawyer’s professional reputation among former clients and other lawyers in the community. If the lawyer has a reputation for ignoring clients or offering them a poor reputation in court, that is probably not someone you want representing you in your criminal DUI case. At Bourdon Defence, the members of our legal team have excellent reputations among former clients and members of the legal community.

Talk to a Calgary DUI Defence Lawyer Today

When it comes to obtaining a dismissal of your DUI charge, a good plea deal, or a light sentence, a good DUI lawyer is essential to your case. Let the knowledgeable lawyers at Bourdon Defence advocate for you. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a Calgary DUI defence lawyer, please call us today at (403) 474-4143, or contact us online.