How Much Does It Cost to Hire Virginia DUI Lawyer?

The information contained here is provided by experienced Virginia DUI lawyer Andrew Flusche and was last updated in May of 2019.


If you’re facing a DUI charge in Virginia you are likely concerned about how much it’s going to cost you to hire a competent defense attorney.

While the up-front money is always a concern, I would implore you to also consider the potential future costs of not hiring the best possible defense attorney to defend you.

Note on service areas: I defend clients in these counties and cities: Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George, and Caroline. If the court where your case is being prosecuted is not in one of these areas I can still help you. Contact my office and I’ll be happy to refer you to an experienced DUI lawyer who is local to the area where you need help.

Keep reading for more on how my DUI defense fees are generally determined.

A DUI in Virginia is a serious criminal charge that can have negative consequences for your life. For that reason, many people want to fight a DUI with everything that they have, which means they need a quality attorney to stand by their side in court.

Yet, money is always a concern.

Just how much does it cost to hire a DUI attorney in Virginia? A Virginia DUI lawyers’ fees depend on many factors, such as the lawyer’s experience, the complexities of the case, and the record of the accused person.

How Complex is the Case?

Let’s get this out of the way: no two cases are alike, and some DUI cases are much more complex than others. Naturally, the more serious the case, the higher your fees will likely be.

When you meet with us for a free consultation, we’ll go over the charges against you and review the facts surrounding your arrest.

This information will help us determine what the fee for your case will be.

If this is a third or subsequent arrest, for example, then you are looking at being charged with a felony.

A felony on your record will have dramatic consequences for your ability to vote, get a job, and own a firearm, so it will probably cost more to defend against this type of case.

What Can Increase the Cost?

There are many reasons it might cost more to represent you than it would a different client.
For example:

  • You might have additional criminal charges brought against you. These can take time to defend against and require additional preparation.
  • You might need a thorough investigation of the scene of your arrest and other facts. This investigation can take a considerable amount of time.
  • You might not accept a plea agreement but want to fight it out in court. Trial preparation and the actual trial itself takes time.

Feel free to discuss these and any other issues you have when you meet with me.

During our first meeting, I will quote the fee for your case so you can begin planning your defense.

Do You Work on Contingency?

No. Criminal defense lawyers don’t work on contingency, which is an arrangement where a lawyer doesn’t take any fees unless he wins your case.

In fact, Rule 1.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct prohibits using a contingency fee agreement in a criminal case.

I handle all of my Virginia DUI cases as a flat / fixed fee. This means you will know at the start exactly how much your case will cost.

Contact a Virginia DUI Attorney Today

If the police have picked you up for DUI, you might be confused about what to do.

Hiring a reputable Virginia DUI attorney is a critical first step in your defense.

Contact Andrew Flusche today. My firm has helped hundreds of motorists fight their DUI case, and we will strive to get the best resolution possible.

You can schedule a free consultation by calling or sending us an online message.

Andrew Flusche

My name is Andrew Flusche. I am a traffic and misdemeanor defense lawyer in Virginia. I limit my practice to traffic tickets and misdemeanor defense, so I know the ins and outs of these offenses. I literally wrote the book on reckless driving in Virginia which you can get on Amazon here or download for free here. I opened my practice in 2008 after earning my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Since then, I have earned over 600 5-star reviews from happy clients on Google, Yelp, and Facebook. If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Virginia, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Your initial consultation is always free, and you'll talk directly with me about the details of your case.

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