My license was withdrawn after i had an accident that nobody else was involved in. I got a letter in the mail three months after the accident stating my license was withdrawn and i could only submit a medical form to get it back. I went ahead and submitted the medical form, the only thing working against me is i have substance abuse history and i am currently in treatment. They chose to keep my license withdrawn after i submitted the medical forms. I have been looking for representation for the dmv appeal, and i have been quoted for $2500. Is this a fair price? I was never arrested for DUI. The DMV is making it very hard to get my license back. I feel like i have been quoted the price for a fully DUI case but i am not sure because i have never been in this situation. Thank you for your responses.
The fees of a lawyer are typically determined by the location and practice of the lawyer. There are specific rules about what is appropriate that have been adopted by the Bar Association in your state. I can tell you that in my state and in my case, $2,500 is not an unusual fee to charge and it is nowhere near what I charge to represent someone charged with a DUI or other District Court or Municipal Court case. (District and Municipal courts in Washington are lower courts and the major court is the Superior Court). Depending on where the case is filed in relationship to where I have my office, the fee for a DUI, for example, can be between $5,000 and $6,500.00.
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