Attorney Fees

How much does it cost to hire a DUI/OUI lawyer in MA?

If you have been charged with operating under the influence or with having a BAC over .08 in Massachusetts, you may be wondering how much it will cost to hire an attorney to defend you.

Lawyers who focus in OUI and criminal defense are likely to do an excellent job protecting your rights. Lawyers with significant, proven trial experience are more expensive because they bring a threat to the prosecution of losing at trial. You get what you pay for.

Fees Experience Preparation
$3,500.00 Limited to CWOF in OUI cases Minimal
$5,000.00 Limited to trial in misdemeanors Adequate
$10,000-$50,000.00 Felony trials Significant for every stage of case

How much does it cost to hire a criminal defense lawyer?

The largest factor / theme determining the attorney's fee in a criminal case is risk. Most clients are initially concerned with the risk of serving time in jail. Next, clients are concerned with the risk of losing their assets, home, family, and employment. Cases with a greater risk of jail time require more skill and preparation by the lawyer. Cases involving the seizure of assets and use of a warrant require more skill and preparation by the lawyer. A reputable, skilled, criminal defense lawyer will complete significant preparation for each stage of the case, with reasonable fees ranging from $10,000.00 to $50,000.00 for felonies.

Prosecutors are concerned with the risk of losing the case. Lawyers with significant, proven trial experience bring a risk to the prosecution of losing at trial. A citizen accused of a felony gains an advantage at the bargaining table by retaining a lawyer with significant, proven trial experience.

Investing in Excellent Criminal Defense

Yes, retaining an excellent criminal defense lawyer may be expensive- but the costs of a conviction are greater. We have heard every excuse for not retaining our services, and financial reasons are an excuse we hear often.

Instead of focusing on the cost of retaining excellent criminal defense, consider the many potential costs of not getting excellent criminal defense.

  • Unnecessary incarceration
  • Unnecessarily high bail
  • Seizure of personal and business assets
  • Termination from employment
  • Unnecessary lifetime sex offender registration
  • Unnecessary lifetime revocation of driver's license
  • Conviction resulting from inexperienced or unprepared lawyer

It is important to remember that costs are not limited to those that are financial. This is especially important when asking family for financial support.

Criminal convictions are leading causes of

  • Divorce / ruined marriage
  • Unemployment / ruined small business
  • Destroyed good name / reputation
  • Unmet life goals, i.e. marriage, children, own a home
  • Revocation / suspension of professional license (teacher, nurse, lawyer, doctor, police, fire, insurance/ finance / real estate)
  • Ineligible for career change, military, federal loans

When accused of a felony, do not risk your future. Previous clients and their families have obtained the funds necessary to retain Russell Defense Firm through:

  • Home equity loan
  • Retirement funds
  • Cash out refinance of real estate
  • Sale of truck, car, motorcycle, ATV, and boat
  • Personal loan at the bank
  • Borrowing money from members of family

What if I cannot afford a criminal defense lawyer?

If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you. If the allegations have no possible jail time, then you are not entitled to the services of an attorney paid for by the government.

Contact Russell Defense Firm for a Free Evaluation - 617-221-3244

Attorney Adam C. Russell has significant, proven trial experience in criminal defense and OUI defense. He was named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2014 and 2015. Attorney Russell is an aggressive Brighton criminal defense lawyer who is adamant about protecting the rights of his clients."

Do not let the cost of hiring an attorney deter you from calling Russell Defense Firm for a free initial case evaluation. There is no cost and zero obligation involved when you contact Attorney Russell.

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