How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Lawyer in Colorado?
The cost of hiring a DUI attorney in Colorado Springs can vary greatly between attorneys, but the reality is, hiring the wrong attorney, may actually ending up costing you far more in the long run, and may even be worse than hiring no one at all. For this reason, you should at least speak with a skilled attorney before deciding who to hire. But make no mistake, you should not base your choice of an attorney solely on price. Choosing a lawyer is a highly personal decision, and I recommend you sit down with a number of attorneys until you find the one who you’re most comfortable with.
Legal fees can be daunting, especially when you didn’t plan on getting a criminal charge, but in the long run, the cost of hiring a skilled lawyer pales in comparison to the cost associated with a bad outcome. A DUI is a serious charge, which can impact you significantly in the future. You may be denied employment, or housing, not to mention the actual costs associated with the case itself. Some attorneys charge a low fee because the will encourage you to take a plea very quickly, while others simply don’t have the experience to deal with the case.
Most attorneys will charge a flat fee for representation, but it’s important you know what that flat fee entails. Is there an extra charge for the DMV hearing? What about motions hearings, or trial? In general, I charge a flat fee, which is based on the anticipated work involved in the case. For that reason, there’s not a standard cost, and the fee varies from case to case, depending on a number of factors. Fees are individually tailored based on the case. While my firm isn’t cheapest in town, my fees are in line with the reputation I’ve earned and results I regularly obtain. Because I charge a flat fee, you know precisely what the costs associated with representation will entail. There’s no surprises or hidden fees. The bottom line is that you should never base your choice of an attorney on their price. Keep in mind that there’s a reason some attorneys charge more than others and choosing the wrong attorney to represent you may end up becoming a very expensive mistake. I always offer a free consultation, where the costs associated with representation are clearly outlined, allowing you to make the most informed decision possible.
Steve Rodemer is a criminal defense attorney and DUI defense lawyer in Colorado Springs at The Law Office of Steven Rodemer, LLC. Steve is a former prosecutor and has been named as one of the “Top 40 Attorneys Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers for the past four years, a “Top 100” DUI Attorney by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense for the past three years, and named as a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers in 2014 and 2015. Steve has been selected by the Denver Post as one of the Top Attorneys in Colorado in 2014 and 2015 and holds the rating of “10/10 Superb” from Avvo.com.