I agree with the above. I'd also point out that your attorney can only charge you a fair amount for services performed. Whether the retainer is fair depends on the complexities of the case, your attorney's skill level, and hours spent working on the case.
I have never seen a pro se attorney (someone who represents himself) do a good job in trial. DUI practice is a very technical area of the law requiring very specific skills. Sometimes non DUI lawyers show up on these cases and do a miserable job. Don't take any chances, hire a skilled DUI lawyer.
Speak with your lawyer and find out what he's done on your case and what he might be willing to refund. If he acts unfairly, you can ask the Washington State Bar Association to take a look at your agreement for fairness.
The first thing you need to do is sit down with your paid attorney and voice your concerns and ask all the questions that you have. Ask him his plan for trial or plea bargaining or how he will challenge the evidence pretrial. Clear up any concerns. If you are still not pleased, seek the advice of another attorney and retain other counsel to defend you.
I am trying to give you a general answer to your question. We do not have an attorney-client relationship by this response on the avvo website. I have not been retained to represent you. I am licensed to practice law in Kentucky and in federal court in this state and the Southern District of Indiana. You need to seek legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your area..
If you have concerns about your how your attorney is handling you case, you need to discuss them with your attorney as soon as possible. You chances of winning the case without an attorney handling the defense are very small.