Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Over the years, driving under the influence (DUI) laws have changed dramatically, and the legal and monetary consequences for driving drunk have become more severe. In the state of Florida, a DUI conviction can cost you a great deal, even for your first offense. Since much is at stake, you need to react both swiftly and competently throughout the DUI legal process.
Contact us BEFORE you schedule your hearing
When arrested for DUI, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DMV) demands that you contact them to schedule an administrative license suspension hearing (DMV Hearing) within ten days of your arrest. Before you schedule this hearing, you need to contact Criminal Defense Attorney Robert Malove to ensure your rights remain protected.
Mr. Malove, a Miami & Fort Lauderdale DUI Attorney, has handled many DUI cases and has a proven record of successfully fighting for the rights of those accused. With over 25 years of courtroom experience behind him, he will walk you through the complicated and serious DUI process, providing you with an effective and aggressive defense strategy, ensuring you the best achievable outcome.
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to
professionals about their project?
A. What will it cost to get a lawyer?
Robert Malove offers free consultation and EASY PAYMENT PLANS.
This varies, of course, by the reputation and experience of the lawyer and by the geographic location. As with doctors, generally, the more skilled the attorney and the larger the city, the higher the fee. A related factor is the amount of time a lawyer devotes to his cases: the better lawyers take fewer clients, spending more hours on each.
The range of fees is huge. A general practitioner in a small community may charge only $500-1000; a DUI specialist with a national reputation may charge up to $15,000 or more, depending on the facts. In addition, the fee may vary by such other factors as:
Is the offense a misdemeanor or felony?
If prior convictions are alleged, the procedures for attacking them may add to the cost.
The fee may or may not include trial or appeals.
Administrative license suspension procedures may also be extra.
The lawyer may charge a comprehensive fixed fee, or he may ask for a retainer in advance — to be applied against hourly charges.
Costs such as expert witness fees, independent blood analysis, service of subpoenas, etc., may be extra.
Whatever the fee quoted, you can ask for a written agreement. And make sure you understand all the terms.
Regardless of the allegation or wherever you may find yourself in the criminal justice process, Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney Robert Malove can provide you with the legal help you need. For more than 24 years, Robert Malove has been protecting the legal rights of those in South Florida. He understands the impact a criminal charge can have on someone’s life, and will aggressively fight for you to ensure that your rights are being respected.
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