“How much will all this cost?”
At Puget Law Group, our fees are typically all-inclusive "flat fees" that include motions and trial. We cannot, of course, give you an exact fee quote without first knowing a bit about your case and other information about you, including any prior DUI and other criminal history. It's also important to know about the case itself - was there a breath test and if so, what's the result? Was there an accident? A blood draw? Anyone under 16 in the car at the time?
“What is your hourly rate?”
Like most DUI and criminal defense attorneys, we charge a flat fee which means you pay one amount for our legal services. That includes legal research, internal investigation, and (unless otherwise specified) legal writing and preparation for Motion Hearings. Other than an optional trial fee and outside legal costs (DOL Hearing Request fee, for instance), there's nothing more to pay. We don't charge by the hour; we don't come after you later for more money if your case takes more work than originally thought.
We understand that putting your faith and your fate in a DUI attorney's hands is one of the most important and stressful decisions you can make, which is why we offer a free consultation (by phone or in person) to discuss your case and your particular interests. Once we've had a chance to talk, we will have a better idea of what will be involved in your case, and can tell you exactly how much it will cost you.
“Do you offer payment plans?”
Nobody ever plans in advance for a DUI arrest. We know that paying for an attorney when charged with a DUI can be difficult. We will be as flexible as possible with you and work with your budget. We offer payment plans for those clients who qualify, and we accept all major credit cards.
Avoid bargain basement DUI defense.
We've all heard the common adage, "you get what you pay for." What's true in business is true with DUI defense as well. We invite you to check around with other attorneys and compare. Ask them the tough questions that relate to your case, not just “how much is this going to cost?”
You'll find DUI attorneys that charge more, and some who charge less. But when it comes to getting what you pay for, we're confident you won't find another Seattle or Tacoma DUI attorney who offers a better value than we do based on our experience, skills and success rate. We can say with confidence that our clients are quite satisfied with their investment.