Interviewer: It sounds like it would be cheaper to hire an attorney than to plead guilty?
Freddy: It is. That’s what I referenced before. It is about 1/3 or 1/5 cheaper in the long run to hire an attorney. At our firm, we generally charge flat fees for DUI cases. Our fees for a DUI first are generally going to range from about $3,000.00 for a first, $4,000.00 for a second, and $5,000.00 for a third.
When it comes down to it, unless there are other factors like child endangerment, generally the fee will be about $3,000.00 to $5,000.00 for a DUI first. If you have other factors, it raises it up to about $5,000.00 A DUI second is $4,000.00 to $6,000.00 and it is $5,000.00 to $10,000 for a third and above. For a third DUI and above you can go to jail for 5 years.
Third DUI Charge
For a 3rd and above DUI, people may actually be looking at a sentence of between 5 and 15 years, 5 for the DUI and 10 more years if they have another charge or high bodily injury attached to it. Yes, it’s easier to hire an attorney and it’s much cheaper to hire an attorney and its better for you to hire an attorney than it is to face the charge yourself.
By Freddy Woods