Arizona DUI Defense Represenation
Tucson, Phoenix and Flagstaff Arizona DUI Lawyers.
Deciding whether to retain a lawyer to represent you
for an Arizona DUI charge may
be the most important decision you make. Most DUI attorneys provide
a free consultation and case evaluation. At the very least, you
should discuss your case with a qualified Arizona DUI lawyer to
determine what the possible defense for your case may be.
Fees for hiring an Arizona DUI attorney vary significantly.
Phoenix Arizona DUI lawyers
typically charge an initial fee of $3,000 to $4,000 that includes
pretrial discovery, plea bargaining and representation in preliminary
hearings. If the case goes to trial, the lawyer will most likely
require another $3,000 to $4,000. Many DUI cases can be settled
without going to trial. No Arizona DUI lawyer can give you a guarantee.
However, with qualified legal representation any DUI case has a
chance to be won.
If you cannot afford an attorney, the Arizona court
will appoint one for you. During your preliminary hearing, the judge
will explain your rights and ask if you require a court appointed
defense attorney. The court will run a credit check to determine
if financially you are able to hire an attorney. The court may require
you to pay a portion of the attorney fees.
For extreme DUI and repeat offense cases it is advisable
to request court appointed legal representation if you cannot afford
to hire your own DUI lawyer. The state of Arizona will typically
only go after the minimum required sentencing on first
offense DUI cases. Therefore, there is little that a defense
lawyer can do for you in this scenario. However, having professional
representation will never hurt you.
To assist with locating qualified DUI representation,
please review our listings of Arizona DUI lawyers located in the