In 2009 Fox Five did a story on the cost of an Atlanta DUI. Each year in the great state of Georgia, about 200,000 people are arrested for DUI. In the 5 county Metro Atlanta area, there are more than 20,000 arrests every year. Their conclusion was that a DUI will cost on average about $10,000.00. That means that every year people who live in Georgia will spend $2 Billion dollars on DUI Defense and variable costs!
That is a huge number if you live in Georgia. In the Metro Atlanta Area, DUIs costs individuals Two Hundred Million Dollars a year.
If you look at what you will have to spend money on just to get through the process, it’s an amazing number. You have:
BAIL: This of course depends on a few things. Have you been arrested before on a DUI CHARGE? And, what your Blood Alcohol Level is. Usually it will be between 1,200 – 10,000 thousand dollars. That just to get out of jail in Georgia. Each County can be different.
IMPOUND and TOWING: Nothing worse than seeing your vehicle being towed away. AND each day your vehicle is at the IMPOUND, it takes more money out of your pocket. This on average will cost you 100.00 dollars.
LAWYER FEES: This is where the rubber meets the road. In Atlanta, a DUI can be tough. Judges don’t tolerate bad behavior of any kind, let alone a drunk driving case. Especially if you have had one before. Of course you can find yourself an Attorney who is more than willing to take any money you have. But a good Attorney, will go the extra distance to make sure you don’t go to JAIL. If you want a quick plea, and be done with it. Expect to pay 2,000 on the low end.
A good DUI Lawyer is going to explore every opportunity to beat a DUI. They will average that time into their fee. No Georgia DUI Lawyer can intelligently inform you on your decision to plea to a DUI until at least reviewing the police report, viewing the arrest video and talking to the police officer, maybe even having a motion hearing. You can reasonably expect to pay about $3,500.00
The TOP DUI GEORGIA/ATLANTA ATTORNEYS WILL CHALLENGE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR DUI.
Other fees that you will occur include:
All of which are very expensive.
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