How much does a lawyer cost for a drunk driving case?
For alcohol driving cases, I charge a set fee of £1,050.00 + VAT for a court hearing.
£600.00 + VAT trial preparation
A typical guilty plea and mitigation result in one court appearance, with fees of £900.00 + VAT (£1,080.00).
A typical trial includes two hearings and trial preparation, for a total cost of £2,400.00 + VAT (£2,880.00).
Cases involving a large number of papers, several witnesses, expert reports, or courts located more than 150 miles from my office may be more expensive.
How long do I have to pay lawyer fees?
You have to pay your drunk driving lawyer till the end of the case. When I begin working on your case, I normally ask you to pay the fees. In trial matters with several hearings, I request staged payments prior to each court appearance. We will always go over the payment plan at the start of the case.
If you are under financial duress (for example, waiting for payment at the end of the month), we may be able to work out a payment plan for you.
Do I have to pay solicitors’ fees upfront?
Most of the time, I request payment in advance. If you are under financial duress (for example, waiting for payment at the end of the month), we may be able to work out a payment plan for you.
Are expensive lawyers better?
Some lawyers have significant overhead costs, such as costly offices, paralegals, assistants, and employees. As a result, their fees may rise.
Other attorneys with more experience may demand a higher fee to reflect their competence.
There is no rule that says a more costly lawyer is better than a less expensive one.
Can you get Legal Aid for drunk driving?
Legal Aid is offered for people who have been drinking and driving. There are two tests you must pass. The merits test determines if the matter is severe enough to deserve consideration. Drink driving cases with lower results do not always pass the merits test. The means test examines if you are financially qualified. You may be eligible if you get assistance or low pay. You must pass both tests.
What is the hourly rate?
I do not bill on an hourly basis. In all circumstances, I provide flat prices. If you want to pay by the hour, I charge £250 per hour. This is frequently significantly more expensive than a flat price.