When choosing a DUI lawyer, there are essentially two basic methods in which you can pay your attorney for services rendered.
One option is a fixed fee, where the attorney requires a one-time fee to cover the entirety of your DUI case and DMV hearing. There won’t be any additional fees for any arraignments, motions, discovery, or police officer subpoenas. Even if your case goes to trial, you will not be charged a penny more. These fixed fees can sometimes be paid in smaller payments as agreed upon with your attorney.
The other payment method is deceptive advertising of a very low price, such as a ‘$595 DUI Attorney Special’. In reality, you will end up paying MUCH more, and often for subpar service and results.
Ever heard the statement, “If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is”? This is very likely one of those times. I highly recommend that you are extremely cautious of these “low price’ gimmicks. Many firms deceptively advertise low fees as a ploy to get in you in the door, but don’t be fooled–there are a host of hidden fees and “extra services” that you will ultimately need to pay for.
What these “low price specials” do not tell you is that you will be charged every time the attorney has to provide a basic function of the DUI process. This means you are no longer in control of your attorney’s fees, and they can charge you for every procedure in the DUI hearing process.
- Preliminary Hearing?$$$
- Pre-Trial Motions?$$$
And what if your case goes to trial? Then your lawyer may be required to attend court several times, significantly raising the cost of your attorney bill. You are essentially at the mercy of “the system”.
When you’ve been charged with a DUI, you are in a vulnerable situation where your future and your license are in jeopardy, and your back is against the wall.
You need someone who will vigorously defend your future, while treating you fairly and honestly, right from the beginning of your case. What you don’t need is a law firm that takes advantage of you at what could conceivably be one of the most difficult times in your life. If your law firm is not honest with you right from the beginning, how much can they be trusted once they have your money in hand?
My guarantee to you is that I will never mislead you regarding fees, and I will work vigorously to protect your rights and get your DUI charges reduced or dropped. You can call THE DUI MAN and speak with me directly for your free consultation and quote!