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Cost of a DUI in Detroit

There are many costs associated with a drunk driving charge and potential conviction, some of which can be avoided if you work with a top-level DUI attorney in Detroit. Though a lawyer’s fees can account for a great part of the initial costs of a DUI case, the potential financial strain that can be caused if you are convicted of Operating While Intoxicated usually far outweighs the fees of even a more expensive lawyer. In addition to legal fees, court costs, fines, lost time, and emotional costs can add up quickly, and it is critical to take all these potential costs into account as you prepare to fight for your freedom in a Detroit OWI case. Grabel & Associates is committed to helping clients minimize the costs of a DUI and achieve outstanding case results even in the toughest legal situations, and our team is available now to begin working with you in your unique case. Contact Scott Grabel or another member of our talented Michigan team and protect your rights and freedom during investigation and potential trial.

Emotional and Financial Considerations in a Detroit Drunk Driving Case

Our Detroit DUI defense firm has established a reputation as a leader in drunk driving defense through countless past cases over the past 10+ years. Under the direction of experienced attorney Scott Grabel, our firm has worked to develop effective case approaches to DUI charges, utilizing the most advanced strategies and aggressive tactics available.

Grabel & Associates OWI Defense Lawyers in Detoit

In addition to OWI defense attorney fees, costs you could face in a Detroit drunk driving case can include:

  • Bail and Other Court Ordered Costs
  • Fines
  • Driver Responsibility Fees
  • License Reinstatement Costs
  • DUI Classes
  • Emotional Costs
  • Time Considerations
  • Loss of Work
  • Inability to obtain loans and/or scholarships due to criminal record

Contact our firm now to begin your fight to minimize the cost of a Detroit DUI. We are available 24/7 to begin working with you in efforts to obtain the best available case outcome.

Financial Costs in a Detroit Drunk Driving Case

There are many financial considerations in a DUI case both during the beginning of the process, and after a potential conviction. A DUI defense lawyer can costs anywhere from a few hundred dollars to simply enter a guilty plea, to as much as $25,000 or more, though on average an attorney will charge between $1,000 and $10,000, billed either hourly throughout your case or as a flat fee.

In addition, bail costs can range from a few hundred dollars to $5,000, though it is possible to get this money back if you show up for all court appearances on time. Other initial fees can include vehicle impound costs of up to $200, towing fees, and other similar considerations.

If convicted, additional costs could include up to $200 for DUI counseling and $50 per class for court ordered OWI education. In addition, driver’s license restoration could run up to $500 plus the cost of an attorney, along with other smaller fees for actually getting the license and hearing.

Fines imposed as part of a sentenced can range from as little as $100 to as much as $5,000 plus property damage, depending on the specifics of your case. In addition, you may need to have an ignition interlock device installed, which can cost around $200 initially plus a $100 monthly rental fee. High-risk insurance can add as much as $1,500 or more annually to your bill as well.

Emotional and Time Considerations in a DUI Case

The stress you will be facing if accused of a DUI is extreme, especially with serious penalties like jail time and license revocation on the line. In addition, you may have to commit months of your life to fighting a wrongful accusation, which could cause you to miss time at work or even lose your job, which will also likely happen if your job requires driving. Your reputation could be damaged, especially if you are given a criminal record, and it will be extremely difficult to find a job or obtain a loan afterwards.

Our Approach to OWI Defense in Detroit

Fortunately, you aren’t alone in your battle for justice, and our experienced team is here to help you fight back against potential conviction. Contact Grabel & Associates now and let us apply our proven legal strategies to your Detroit DUI case. We are available 24/7 to begin working with you no matter where you are in Michigan.

Contact Our 24/7 Criminal Defense Hotline in Detroit, MI

To begin your fight against OWI conviction, call 1-800-342-7896 now and instantly be connected to an experienced case analyst who can provide you with a free consultation and help answer any questions you may have about the criminal justice process. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your Detroit OWI case and will do whatever it takes to protect you from aggressive police and prosecutors.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.