What does a DUI arrest and conviction really cost in Fresno County? When you are arrested for a DUI, like most people, you do not expect to face the unexpected expense that comes with a DUI case.
However, seeing as how Fresno DUI arrests are climbing higher each year, the cost of a DUI is becoming a major concern for numerous people charged with a DUI.
Many people assume that you will pay a fine in court and that is about the extent of the costs. Unfortunately, you are likely to pay at least $16,000, and over a course of 13 years, it is likely to cost you $45,000.
As depicted in the infographic below, the true cost of a DUI is not only monetary, but you could face a prison sentence if someone is killed as a result of you drinking and driving.
As you can see, there are numerous costs associated with a DUI. Some of the DUI costs you can expect to pay include:
The one aspect of the financial implications of your DUI over which you have direct control is how much you pay for legal fees. By contacting a DUI lawyer right away can make a huge difference when facing the large costs that are associated with a DUI.
Although DUI lawyers are not free, you will be able to obtain quality legal representation where your attorney will educate you about the DUI charges and your rights, make sure to explain your options when it comes to your case, and uses her experience to obtain the best result for you, without wasting your money.
For more information on the benefits of hiring an experienced DUI lawyer and the costs associated with a DUI, please see our website on all the fees you can expect to pay. You may also contact us to discuss your case for free.