Firstly, DUI/DWAI’scan 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. 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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