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A DUI is traffic violation standing for driving under the influence. If you are charged with a DUI, the consequences can be serious so it may be helpful to consult with a DUI lawyer to discuss your options. Read more about DUI penalties in your state.
 

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What Does a DUI Lawyer Do?

A DUI defense attorney will represent you when you’re charged with driving under the influence. Your lawyer will look at ways to win your case or enter a plea agreement by creating reasonable doubt if you are found guilty.  

How Do I Know if I Need a DUI Lawyer?

A DUI lawyer is useful because consequences can include jail time. Since a DUI is a criminal offense, a DUI lawyer should be consulted to inform you your rights, defenses, and represent you in court.

How Much Does a DUI Lawyer Cost?

Many DUI lawyers charge by the hour, and legal fees can add up quickly if you need to hire expert witnesses or an investigator. Your rate will depend on where you live and the exact details of your case. Be sure to establish a rate with your attorney at the start of the case.

What Should I Expect When Working with a DUI Lawyer?

If it is found that you are guilty of DUI, you will likely face any or all of the following:
  • A revoked license
  • Required driving classes
  • Fines
  • Jail time
  • Probation

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