DUI Cases: How Much do They Cost?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Everyone is entitled to an attorney to contest their DUI case. A public defender can represent those who cannot afford a lawyer. While a person has a right to defend themselves, it is highly recommended that an experienced attorney be hired to represent you. But how much does it cost to hire an attorney? In short, there exists a wide range of fees.

If you know you want to plead guilty, and you just want a lawyer to help you through the process, some attorneys quote fees starting at around $1000 if there are not complicating factors such as a prior history, children in the car, or a wreck. However, if you want to contest your case and have a thorough investigation to help you achieve the best possible outcome, the fee is higher.

There are additional fees for a trial, to hire DUI breathalyzer and field sobriety expert witnesses, as well as to appeal certain issues and for the attorney to conduct motion hearings. One's criminal and driving history, along with the specific details of their DUI arrest also affect the work involved in the case and the ultimate fee for attorney services.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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