A DUI charge can be frustrating and stressful. Not only is there a criminal court prosecution, but there is also an administrative license suspension that needs to be dealt with in order to keep your license. If you are facing a Cherokee County DUI charge, it is important to discuss the case with an experienced DUI attorney. Attorney Richard Lawson, who only handles DUI cases, offers free consultations and has a 24 hour line
You may also be wondering how attorneys fees are calculated in DUI defense matters. Some other types of cases, such as bodily injury cases, are handled on a contingency fee basis, in which the lawyer is paid a percentage of the ultimate verdict or settlement if they win a case. However, it is against the law in the state of Georgia for criminal or DUI defense lawyers to work on a contingency fee basis. They must charge a flat or hourly rate to their clients. Mr. Lawson charges his clients a flat rate for his representation. That way the client knows what the total fee will be at the time of singing up with Mr. Lawson.
DUI attorneys help get defendant's charges reduced or dismissed, and provide reorientation in hearings and trials. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, many different types of arrangements are available regarding the structure of attorneys fees. The details of you case will determine the fee, so it is impossible to post the fees online. Every case is different and contains unique facts. Issues that affect the lawyer fee include one's prior criminal and driving record, whether their where children or passengers in the car, whether there was an accident, and what motions need to be filed.
Additionally, what you are hiring the lawyer for determines the fee. A fee to negotiate a plea bargain is usually less than a fee to take a case to trial. Contact Cherokee County DUI lawyer Richard Lawson to discuss your case and potential fee structure.