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How Hiring a DUI Attorney Could Actually Reduce the Cost of a DUI Case

Even if you are up against your first DUI charge, you could be facing life-altering penalties. No matter how simple or complicated your case, you need to consider several issues before you plead guilty, or go through your case solo. First of all, if you want to successfully fight back against a DUI charge, an experienced attorney is your best bet. How much do you value your freedom and reputation? A skilled DUI lawyer can be priceless.

But even looking at the bottom line for a DUI case, hiring a lawyer can save you in the long run. This is true even if we look at just a few of the financial consequences of a DUI conviction, which include:

  • Criminal fines
  • Increased insurance premiums
  • Job loss

What kinds of fines are you facing? For a second DUI conviction, you could be fined $2,000. In other cases, you could be looking at $5,000 or $10,000 fines. Research the law on this count to see what not spending money on a lawyer could cost you.

What can you expect from an insurance policy? You could literally see your insurance costs skyrocket to four times their original value—assuming you can hold onto coverage. You could get dropped altogether. Without insurance, it would be illegal for you to drive anywhere, even if your driver's license is reinstated. This would only increase the likelihood of almost certain job loss, and make your job search that much harder.

What will happen with your job? Incarceration would likely spell the end of your career. Job loss is almost guaranteed if you are convicted of driving under the influence. Then in every job interview from then on, you would have the taint of this conviction on your personal record.

How can a DUI lawyer help you avoid these costs?

In order to avoid the worst penalties of a drunk driving charge, it doesn't take dismantling the entire case. This means that even in cases that would seem to be open-and-shut for the prosecutor, there are ways that a skilled advocate could argue for a lesser charge and lesser sentence. And in some difficult cases, working with the right lawyer could get your charges dropped, or even yield a verdict of not guilty. An experienced DUI lawyer can help you avoid extreme costs and stay out of jail.

At Thomas & Paulk, P.A., our DUI defense lawyers have prior experience as prosecutors and police officers, enabling them to look at a case from all angles to find the defense tactics available to you. Our advocates are fiercely committed to defending our clients' rights, which could give you an additional edge when it comes to fighting the costly penalties of a DUI charge.

If you are looking for the right DUI attorney in Tampa, call Thomas & Paulk, P.A., where we have a proven record of reducing DUI charges. Get your free case review today!

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