A DUI case begins with the arrest and service of a complaint and summons requiring you to appear in Court.
You should obtain the services of an experienced attorney before you make any Court appearance.
There is no question you should hire an attorney. The District Attorney offers clients with attorneys better deals.
There is the question of how much you should pay. That depends on if you want to take your case to trial.
If you want to take your case to trial you should expect to pay between $5,000.00 to $10,000.00.
If you do not want to go to trial, but instead want to make sure you stay out of jail and don’t get a conviction you should not have to pay more than $1,500.00.
Affordable Legal Solution offers clients that do not want to take the case to trial a Flat Fee Agreement of $1,500.00.
The attorney handling your case will need to meet with you and advise you of immediate steps you need to take to help in plea negotiations. The attorney will then obtain and review the discovery in your case from the District Attorney. The attorney will then enter into plea negotiations with the District Attorney. In addition, the attorney will be required to make a few Court appearances.
For first time offenders Affordable Legal Services is usually able to obtain an agreement to no jail and no conviction for DUI.
If an attorney has to charge more than $1,500.00 to reach a disposition short of trial in a DUI case the attorney either does not know what he or she is doing or is overcharging.