A case currently up on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court may change how we think about the answer to this question. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments that posed the question of whether states could criminalize the refusal to submit to alcohol testing when police don't have a search warrant.
If you have been charged with drunk driving and it's your first offense, you may be wondering if hiring an attorney is worth the money. Many people in this situation wonder the same thing. They question whether the penalties for a first conviction (or plea) are really that bad. They debate whether a lawyer can do anything for them that they cannot do themselves. Some even weigh the idea that legal bills may be more troublesome than any sentence they may receive.