"Where do I get the money for a California DUI lawyer, when do I need to hire a California DUI attorney, what kind of California DUI lawyer should I hire, how much will a California DUI attorney cost and why do I need one?"
"Where do I get money for a California DUI attorney?" Having a war chest is a necessity in this day and age. Emergency funds are essential. Family should only be a back-up option. Friends are a possibility.
"When will I need to hire a DUI attorney in California?" Because DMV only gives the driver 10 calendar days to stop the license suspension action, a person with a pink order of suspension should probably retain a California DUI lawyer within the first week or so. But he or she should not be rushed by any "DUI attorney" in California because it does not matter if DMV is contacted on the 9th or 10th day, or the 2nd or 3rd day, just as long as it is WITHIN 10 days.
These keys to hiring the best California DUI attorney are something to be aware of. One has to know WHAT to ask a prospective California DUI and DMV lawyer.
"What kind of kind of California DUI attorney will I need?" A Specialist designated by the California DUI Lawyers Association is your best choice. Would you go to Walmart for a brain surgeon?
Since only about 2 to 5% of California DUI cases go to jurty trial, people should not pay for a lawyer who charges upfront for a jurty trial when in fact most people will not need a jurty trial. [See California DUI attorney article entitled: "Why Pay for a San Diego DUI Fee You Would Not Use? Why Most DUI Cases Do Not Go To Trial."]
"So how much will it cost?" Expect to pay at least $3,500 to 4,500 just to retain a California DUI Attorney. That obviously does not include an improbable jury trial. $3,500 to 4,500 is the minimum fee one can expect to pay a San Diego DUI Lawyer Specialist regardless if it takes the attorney one phone call or multiple court and/or or DMV appearances court. The key objective is to get the best possible result.
"Why do I need a California DUI attorney?" Because you can't represent yourself.