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    What will an attorney do for me in my DUI case?

    can a layer make this nighmare go away. how much will this cost me ? no prior charges, no tickets nothing until now.what will happen when i obtain a laywer, will he go to court with me on dec 29,2011 @ 9:00

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    The cost for a DUI attorney does vary depending on what part of the country you live in. An average amount that people pay for a DUI attorney to handle their DUI case is around $2,500.

    If you retain a private DUI attorney, he will immediately review your case and look for any weaknesses. He may file pre-trial motions if any of your rights were violated. He will obtain the police report and any video of your arrest and make sure the police had a legal reason to stop you and probable cause to arrest you. Did the police follow all procedures required to administer a chemical test? Was your BAC under or right at .08%? Your attorney will also file the proper paperwork to fight your license suspension.

    On your scheduled court date, your lawyer will go to the hearing and enter a plea. In many cases, you do not have to be there. If you plead 'not guilty', your trial date will be set.

    The best thing to do is set up a free initial consultation with an attorney in your area who can look over your case and point you in the right direction. Good Luck

    Review additional information by visiting our webpage Hiring a DUI lawyer.

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