Firstly, DUI/DWAI’s can be expensive. In Colorado, you can expect to pay $5,000-$6,000 for your first DUI in fines, insurance increases, and probation fees before even considering legal costs (for a full breakdown check out an interactive map with average pricing here. If an attorney is out of the question due to financial reasons, you may qualify for a public defender. If not, it's always a good idea to weigh the pros and cons of getting an attorney, even if it's your first DUI.
Definitely Should Get:
Really Should Get:
Don’t Necessarily Need:
This list is by no means exhaustive, and every DUI case varies drastically. You should always consider consulting an attorney to help figure out whether or not you need a lawyer. Also, many lawyers offer a free initial consultation, which could help you figure out what your next step will be.
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