DUIs can cost thousands of dollars in fines and court ordered fees. On top of that, DUI convictions lead to substantially higher car insurance rates. Our research shows that drivers with DUIs can expect to pay an additional $4,000 on car insurance over a three to five-year period.
To understand the financial benefit of hiring a DUI lawyer versus using a public defender or representing yourself, a study was conducted. Insurance rate data was examined, lawyers were interviewed, and conviction statistics were researched. The study found that hiring a private lawyer can pay for itself on insurance savings alone. DUIs cost thousands of dollars in fines: