The DUI fees for hiring an attorney vary considerably. The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan has found that first offense OUIL/DUI?OWI range from $1,000.00 to as high as $20,000. If your case deals with OWI causing serious injury or death, fees can go as high as $80,000.
Why do DUI fees vary so much? The answer comes down to basically two things. 1. The amount of time a lawyer plans on spending to defend the case. 2. The rate the lawyer charges for an hourly rate.
Some lawyers who charge at the low-end of the DUI fees range will probably expect their client to plead guilty at the first opportunity in court. The reason for this is because some of the lawyers may not gather a police report, spend little time in preparation and not do any investigation on their own. In some of these cases, the lawyers do not have a lot of experience in handling DUI cases and ergo their billing rates are lower. DUI fees for lawyers who are skilled in handling dui cases and who have advanced training and experience in these types of cases are going to bill much higher dui fees.
At The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan, we use different billing rates. The rates are based on the expertise of the lawyer and how many cases the lawyer you want to work with has handled over the years.
Lawyers in Michigan may not charge a contingency fee in criminal cases. So a lawyer may use a flat fee or bill by the hour.
The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan we uses only flat fees. With over three decades of experience and practice, we have found that our clients like dui fees on a flat fee basis. We charge a clients a flat fee because they know exactly how much the cost will be for us to handle the whole case. The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan promises there will be no surprise bills.
According to the rules of professional conduct in Michigan, the following factors may be considered when concluding the reasonableness of the fee:
- the time and labor required,
- How difficult the case will be and the skill required to provide legal service properly.
- will other employment be precluded because the lawyer took this case.
- the experience, reputation, and ability of the lawyer or lawyers performing the services.
Call us today at 616-438-6719 if you have any questions regarding our dui fees.
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