Searching for the right DUI lawyer in Los Angeles can be a very confusing process. The most confusing aspect is the huge variation in fees charged by Los Angeles DUI defense lawyers. The cheapest lawyers charge less than $1000 and the most expensive charge well in excess of $10,000 for a first time DUI.
Lawyers fees vary depending on a number of factors, including the lawyers reputation and level of experience. If you are in the process of trying to find a lawyer, you should understand what the attorney includes in his or her retatiner agreement and what is not included. Normally, lawyers charge a fixed fee to include the DMV proceedings and all court hearings short of jury trial. Some DUI attorneys in Los Angeles cover the cost of consulting with a Toxicologist and re-analyzing any blood or urine sample, other lawyers charge extra for this.
Lawyers generally charge more for a second or third time DUI or a DUI with aggravating factors, such as a high blood alcohol level, excessive speed, an accident or a refusal to submit to a test.
Most lawyers will provide an initial free consultation over the phone or in person.
If you wish to consult with an experienced DUI lawyer in Los Angeles, please call Nigel Witham or Jeff Gold at 562 938 7771. We can provide you with a quote over the phone following an initial consultation.