Do I really need a lawyer to represent me in a DUI case when I know I drank too much and shouldn't have been driving?

Even if a person feels that they're actions may have been wrong, a DUI conviction in Arizona carries heavy consequences including incarceration, large fines, substance abuse counseling, suspension or revocation of driving privileges, and increased insurance rates. Each case is unique as to the facts and issues. A lawyer who is experienced in DUI defense knows what to look for in investigating a DUI case that could possibly lead to a dismissal or reduction of the charges. For example, there may be problems with the breath or blood test, or a lack of probable cause to arrest, or an invalid basis for the officer to stop the car. A good lawyer will be able to identify any issues and determine if any legal challenges are appropriate to the case. It's possible to get a good outcome to a bad situation.