When should I hire an attorney? +

Immediately. An attorney should be working on your case right away. A driver’s license hearing (ALR) must be requested within 15 days of your arrest or your driver’s license will automatically be suspended. There also may be time-sensitive discovery issues. For example, some video footage is erased within 7 days unless your attorney requests that it be preserved. Hiring an attorney is also a good way to alleviate the stress and anxiety that comes with being arrested.