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How much will DUI attorney cost me?

I want to fight my drunk driving charges. Not sure how much it'll cost. I think hiring one is better than doing it myself and they can really get me out of this mess.


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    Patrick Mahaney | Law Office of Patrick Mahaney
    8244 Old Federal Road
    Montgomery, AL 36117
    (334) 277-3974
    Attorney fees for defense of a misdemeanorDUI in the state of Alabama range between $1500 to $7500, with the average fee being approximately $2500to $3500 for bench trial in the municipal or district court and a significantlyhigher fee for trial in the circuit court. In addition, the client will beresponsible for payment of any extra fees such as the fee required to hire an expert witness, private investigator, accident reconstructionist, or other specialist. The attorney's fee is dependent on a numberof factors which include: Whether the defendant has previously been convicted of DUI within the past 5 years, and whether the current offense a second, third, or fourth offense. Whether them otorist is currently on probation as a result of a previous DUI conviction. The defendant's blood alcohol level at the time of arrest and any aggravating or mitigatingfactors. Whether or not themotorist is facing double minimumpunishment under Alabama's new DUI laws. Whether or not themotorist holds a commercial driver license (CDL). Whether or not themotorist holds a professional license such as medical doctor, register ednurse, pharmacist, physical therapist, or any other licensure that requires notice of a DUI conviction to be reported to the state licensure board. Whether or not there was an accident involved in the DUI arrest and whether or not the accident involved injuries to any party. Whether or not any drug evidence was recovered as a result of the arrest. Whether or not themotorist resisted arrest or attempted to elude law enforcement, and the seriousness or number of underlying driving offenses leading up to the DUI arrest. In cases where the motorist is arrested for fourth or subsequent (felony) DUI, the costs for an effective DUI defense will be significantly higher than for representation in a misdemeanor DUI case. Adefendant in a DUI case should never base his or her decision in selecting anattorney on cost alone.Thehighest priced attorney is not necessarily the best, nor will the leastexpensive attorney provide the most economical representation. It should beobvious that every defendant's case is factually different from the next case,and each case must be determined on the facts and the law. DUI cases are especially complex andrequire an attorney to understand scientific principles as well as the legalprocess. The legal issues are wide-ranging and involve Constitutional law,search and seizure, due process, administrative law, and complex evidentiary issues. These legal issues intersect in a DUI case with the scientific areas of chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and toxicology. For that reason, DUI defense requires an especially skilled and knowledgeable attorney to effectively represent the client. It is always in the best interest of the defendant to ask questions, conduct athorough inquiry into the attorney's credentials, and make an inform eddecision. A defendant in a DUI case should never base his or her decision in selecting an attorney on cost alone. The highest priced attorney is not necessarily the best, nor will the least expensive attorney provide the most economical representation. It should be obvious that every defendant's case is factually different from the next case,and each case must be determined on the facts and the law. DUI cases are especially complex and require an attorney to understand scientific principles as well as the legal process. The legal issues are wide-ranging and involve Constitutional law,search and seizure, due process, administrative law, and complex evidentiary issues. These legal issues intersect in a DUI case with the scientific areas of chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and toxicology. For that reason, DUI defense requires an especially skilled and knowledgeable attorney to effectively represent the client. It is always in the best interest of the defendant to ask questions, conduct athorough inquiry into the attorney's credentials, and make an inform eddecision. The attorney's fee is dependent on a numberof factors which include: Whether the defendant has previously been convicted of DUI within the past 5 years, and whether the current offense a second, third, or fourth offense. Whether the motorist is currently on probation as a result of a previous DUI conviction. The defendant's blood alcohol level at the time of arrest and any aggravating or mitigatingfactors. Whether or not the motorist is facing double minimum punishment under Alabama's new DUI laws. Whether or not the motorist holds a commercial driver license (CDL). Whether or not the motorist holds a professional license such as medical doctor, register ednurse, pharmacist, physical therapist, or any other licen sure that requires notice of a DUI conviction to be reported to the state licen sure board. Whether or not there was an accident involved in the DUI arrest and whether or not the accidentinvolved injuries to any party. Whether or not anydrug evidence was recovered as a result of the arrest. Whether or not the motorist resisted arrest or attempted to elude law enforcement, and the seriousness or number of underlying driving offenses leading up to the DUI arrest. In cases where the motorist is arrest edfor fourth or subsequent (felony) DUI, the costs for an effective DUI defense will be significantly higher than for representation in a misdemeanor DUI case. A defendant in a DUI case should never base his or her decision in selecting an attorney on cost alone. The highest priced attorney is not necessarily the best, nor will the least expensive attorney provide the most economical representation. It should be obvious that every defendant's case is factually different from the next case,and each case must be determined on the facts and the law. DUI cases are especially complex and require an attorney to understand scientific principles as well as the legal process. The legal issues are wide-ranging and involve Constitutional law,search and seizure, due process, administrative law, and complex evidentiary issues. These legal issues intersect in a DUI case with the scientific areas of chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and toxicology. For that reason, DUI defense requires an especially skilled and knowledgeable attorney to effectively represent the client. It is always in the best interest of the defendant to ask questions, conduct at thorough inquiry into the attorney's credentials, and make an inform eddecision. A defendant in a DUI case should never base his or her decision in selecting an attorney on cost alone. The highest priced attorney is not necessarily the best, nor will the leastexpensive attorney provide the most economical representation. It should beobvious that every defendant's case is factually different from the next case,and each case must be determined on the facts and the law. DUI cases are especially complex andrequire an attorney to understand scientific principles as well as the legal process. The legal issues are wide-ranging and involve Constitutional law,search and seizure, due process, administrative law, and complex evidentiary issues. These legal issues intersect in a DUI case with the scientific areas of chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and toxicology. For that reason, DUI defense requires an especially skilled and knowledgeable attorney to effectively represent the client. It is always in the best interest of the defendant to ask questions, conduct at horough inquiry into the attorney's credentials, and make an inform eddecision.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama - Replied: 2/27/2013
    Aaron Black | Aaron Black Law
    3219 E. Camelback Rd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    (480) 729-1683
    DUI attorneys range in price. You need to call around. Remember, no attorney can guarantee any results. It is unethical to do so. If you want to fight your case all the way you definitely need an attorney. You need one because you most likely do not know the law, you do not know the Rules of Evidence, and you do not know court procedure.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona - Replied: 2/27/2013
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