What should you consider when choosing a DUI or Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer?
1. Is the Attorney's Primary Focus DUI and Criminal Defense?
One of the most complicated and complex areas of criminal law is DUI and Drunk Driving Defense. A skilled DUI Defense Attorney must have a working knowledge and understanding of all of the chemical testing devices used in the case, principles of toxicology, and well as an understanding of what constitutes as "probable cause" for stopping a motorist by law enforcement.
2. Is the lawyer a member of the National College for DUI Defense?
The National College for DUI Defense is a college that is held each year on the campus of Harvard law School and is made up of some of the best and most dedicated lawyers in the United States. Anyone who is a member certainly is serious about DUI defense. The College also is the only body authorized by the American Bar Association to issue certification in the recognized legal specialty of DUI defense. View Attorney Steve Hanna's Profile on the NCDD website: Steve Hanna
3. Is the lawyer well known in the field of DUI defense?
As is any profession, some individuals always standout, and are highly regarded and well respected. Hanna & Ruud, LLC, is recognized as an industry leader in DUI and Criminal Defense. Our Attorneys have been featured in national magazines and publications. An Attorney does not earn national recognition by doing poor work or playing golf all day - We work hard for you! Click here to read about us in Leading Lawyer Magazine.
As a criminal defense attorney, Steve Hanna has represented many people who have been arrested on Interstate 80, in Henry County for Drug Trafficking. Steve Hanna also a member of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Mr. Hanna completed the NCDD Harvard DUI Program since 2007 and regularly attends seminars to provide clients with cutting-edge defenses. Steve’s philosophy on Criminal and DUI Defense is “Scientific and Technical Defenses are designed to create reasonable doubt. “Doubt” will make the difference between conviction and acquittal.” Read More about “”…
As an Attorney for Hanna & Ruud LLC, Jon has devoted the majority of his practice to criminal and DUI defense in Rock Island County and Henry County for the last 10 years. Jon has extensive experience in suppressing evidence in drunk driving and drug related cases. Jon has experience in everything from minor traffic cases and misdemeanors, to drug trafficking and murder cases. Jon also has over ten years experience as a Rock Island DUI Lawyer. Read More about “”…