A record can cost you more than just your reputation, it can drain your finances. From attorney fees to court fees, legal trouble has long-term consequences.
How much the DUI attorney will actually cost will depend mainly on two factors: what type of resolution you want and the severity of your case. The more complex your DUI case is, the more time the DUI attorney will invest in your case, the more time spent in preparing your case, the more it will cost. For example, if you hire a DUI attorney to simply negotiate a plea bargain, the cost for DUI plea are significantly lower. If you want to contest your DUI case with a trial, the DUI attorney will need to charge more.
Shawn McDonald from SMB Criminal Defense Lawyers shares exactly what attorney costs you can expect for a DWI charge in Texas. For a first time DWI offender to pay court fees, fines, and legal representation, it will cost upwards of $10,000. As the anti increases with more severe charges, such as a felony, that number can double or triple. Do you think challenging a felony charge is worth it? Considering the damage to your ability to acquire housing, get a job, have credit and much more you might find it’s worth the fight. If you have questions about your case, schedule a free consultation with us.