DUI Attorney in Klamath Falls
If you were recently arrested for a DUII then you will need a lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer then you will need to go to court and ask the judge for a public defender. On the other hand, if you can afford an attorney then you should consult with one and hire one immediately. Hiring the right attorney can make all the difference in your case.
WILL I HAVE TO GO TO JAIL?
Maybe. If this is your first DUII then you will very likely avoid any jail sentence because you will probably participate in diversion (link to diversion section). If you have been charged with a DUII in the past then you are at an increased risk for being sentenced to jail. Klamath County has several programs that are alternatives to jail, like home detention and community service.
WILL MY DRIVER’S LICENSE BE SUSPENDED?
Maybe. The first thing that you must do if you have been arrested for a DUII is to request a DMV Hearing (link to DMV Hearing section). You must do this within 10 days of the date of your arrest, otherwise the DMV will automatically suspend your license. In addition to the DMV suspending your license the judge will also suspend your license if you are convicted of the DUII. There are ways to avoid a conviction and a driver’s license suspension.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
My fee on a DUII case will depend on a couple of things. It will depend on whether this was your first DUII or if you have been charged with a DUII in the past. It will depend on whether you have charges in addition to the DUII. It will also depend on what exactly you hire me for. Typically my fee will cost between $1250 and $3000. If your case proceeds to a jury trial then my fee will increase. Less than 5% of cases go to trial.
OTHER ISSUES THAT YOU MAY NEED TO EXPLORE.
Pros and Cons of Diversion