In our experience, many individuals do not hire an attorney until after being charged with a DUI and that may be the wrong thing to do. There are several important reasons that you should hire an experienced DUI attorney prior to being charged. First, in some instances if the Police knows that you are represented by an experienced attorney, they may not decide to even proceed with the filing of formal charges. Second, in some cases, it is important to preserve evidence, like the dash cam police video, but most importantly the blood samples.  Third, hiring an attorney prior to formal charges will allow the attorney to get important relevant information from witnesses prior to witnesses forgetting important facts. However, the most important reason, is that the individual will have peace of mind in knowing that an experience attorney is ready to help.