Minneapolis, MN asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: looking to hire a lawyer to help with my driver's license and dui charge. What is the typical cost/ retainer for this?

I am needing representation for a dui charge that has not been brought up yet, but I have lost my license. The officer's in this case did not follow the laws and have a history of harassment. I passed the field sobriety test, and afterwards another officer showed up saying he believed i was under the influence because of mu heart rate which is explained by my heart condition. Also the probable cause for the warrant for my blood was obtained after illegally searching my vehicle. am wondering what the typical cost/ retainers are for this type of representation. Also I was charged with a DAR but had no idea my license was revoked because I was never charged and I never received a letter from the DMV. I am looking for a lawyer who's aggressive but also affordable and if possible experience dealing with becker county.

1 Lawyer Answer
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Saint Cloud, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Your best best may be to reach out directly to criminal defense attorneys. Fees are going to vary some, especially for somewhere outstate like Becker County. Attorneys that have offices towards the Cities are likely going to have to charge for windshield time, especially if there are in person hearings in Detroit Lakes. A hearing challenging the stop of your vehicle or probable cause would likely be in person and consequently require some driving. Most of us provide free consultations so make some phone calls and see what you can get worked out. The fees will also depend on your prior criminal history. A DWI can be a misdemeanor, a gross misdemeanor, or even a felony depending on whether you have prior DWIs on your record.

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