When facing a DUI, many people are concerned enough about the fines and penalties they may face, so when considering hiring an attorney, the number one question often is "Will I really be able to afford a good DUI lawyer?" Unfortunately, some people just assume they can't afford the help they need and may wind up paying more due to lack of representation, not to mention enduring the life-changing consequences of having a DUI on record. It may be more cost-effective in the long term to pay for a skilled DUI attorney.
What does it cost to hire an attorney to handle your DUI case?
Most experienced DUI attorneys will charge a flat fee to handle a case. Every case is different. The amount of the fee will vary according to the circumstances and evidence as well as the attorney's experience and effectiveness.
The Goal is to Have your DUI Charge Reduced or Dismissed
You can expect to pay a minimum fee of $2,500 to hire an attorney who is competent to identify opportunities to get a case reduced or even dismissed. Should your case have to go to trial additional fees may be charged. It is important to have an attorney who is certified in the field sobriety testing that the arresting officer does at the time of arrest.
Make Sure Your Attorney is Certified in Field Sobriety Testing
Attorneys who have not been trained in field sobriety testing simply would have difficulty identifying when an officer makes a mistake that could result in a defense against the DUI charge. Additional fees may be charged if your case goes to trial or if motion hearing to suppress evidence is pursued. Thus, not only will you have a better defense if your attorney is certified in Field Sobriety Testing, but it can also save you some money.
Affordable Marietta DUI Lawyer
The attorneys at Webb & D'Orazio want to help clients, not cause undue hardship on someone who is already suffering. Remember, the initial consultation is free, and we are often able to work with clients to ensure that they can receive quality reputation that is affordable. Speak with our Marietta DUI attorney Robert F. Webb by calling us for a free consultation today. Time is of the essence!