I am trying to decide whether or not to hire an attorney to represent me on an Owi case. How do I weigh the pro's and con's of this decison? What can you tell me to help me decide whether to get a lawyer?
concerns over costs
costs of hiring an owi defense attorney
costs of not hiring an owi defense attorney
costs of alternatives - non-owi defense
location of attorney
attorney's experience defending owi cases
one decison's consequences
chances of conviction
If you have been arrested and processed on charges for an Owi, your chances of being convicted if you do not have an attorney are almost a guaranteed 100%, absent any other defects in the prosecutor's case (that he or she is highly unlikely to reveal to the court).