When it comes to DUI cases, the cost is undoubtedly a factor that clients will consider when hiring an attorney. Attorneys can charge whatever they deem appropriate for the defense of a DUI case. In my opinion, you want to find an attorney who knows what they are doing first and foremost (getting a bargain price, but a horrible result makes no sense).
Finding someone with experience in the courthouse your case is pending should be of chief concern. Attorneys who have successfully traveled the road you are about to embark upon will be in the best position to advise you and achieve a solid result under the circumstances of your particular case. I try to make sure that my prices are fair while not sacrificing quality representation for the client.
It is up to an individual attorney to have a competitive price while also keeping in mind that there are many “mill practices” (usually where a good attorney puts their credentials out for the public but does not practice in the firm). Be wary of this type of practice. It is ok to have a team of attorneys as long as the main ones are involved in the firm and available to make sure you are treated fairly!
Free Consultation Review Your Case
We give free consultations over the phone or in person. I like to hear a bit of the case and see the client's expectations before quoting a price. If the client wants to fight the case through jury trial versus having us achieve the best possible plea bargain, I need to know this before quoting a fee. We often can beat competitors' prices, depending on whether the other attorney is a seasoned, savvy DUI defense attorney versus a novice who has no business defending your case.
I make it a goal to be honest and straightforward with potential clients who contact my firm and quote a fee that considers the prevailing market price and the level of skill and experience the Hedding Law Firm and its attorneys possess.
Your best bet is to set up a face-to-face consultation and get a feel for how we handle DUI business and, of course, whether you feel comfortable with us and our approach to your case. This is important because, in my experience, the judge and prosecutor will likely feel the same way if you feel comfortable with your attorney.
Minimizing The Impact of DUI Charges
In my opinion, if you were unlucky enough to get a DUI, you should have the mentality that you will do it once, do it right and never do it again! Therefore trying to go cheap and inexperienced is probably not the best strategy. When your case is over, you want to have the peace of mind that you did everything you could to minimize the potential damages to your driving and criminal record and move forward with your life as unscathed by the criminal system as possible.