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What Sort Of Payment Plans Does Your Office Accept?

For most clients, any form of payment that the client wants make, we will make it as easy on the client as possible. Sometimes, a client can only pay in a certain way. If there’s some new technology that runs through a new app or something like that, we’ll look into getting that to help the client out. But typically, it’s through a check or credit card. Every once in a while clients want to pay in cash, and that’s fine too. Whatever is easiest for the client, we accept. We also do payment plans for most clients.

How Can Someone Find The Right DUI Lawyer for Their Case?

In trying to find the right lawyer to represent you in a DUI case, most people don’t know criminal defense attorneys or DUI lawyers. It’s hard for a lot of people to know what questions to ask, and how the procedures work. There are certain steps, including finding someone that you’re comfortable with and someone who returns your inquiry fairly quickly. If you talk to too many lawyers, you are going to start getting confused. You definitely don’t want to get the cheapest lawyer out there, because you are going to get what you pay for. Hiring a lawyer who sends you a solicitation by mail means those are lawyers that are not getting calls and referrals based on having the reputation that others do. It’s very intrusive.

I don’t send out letters to clients because my feeling is that I don’t want to let the other people in your house who live with you know, or your letter carrier know, that you’ve been arrested for a DUI. It’s something that you may not want to share with people. If you do know someone who has used that lawyer before, that’s a great way to figure out what that lawyer is about, or what he or she are getting into. If the person who refers you to that lawyer had a good experience with them, that’s obviously a good reason to hire that lawyer. But what you really want to find is someone who understands DUI law, who does nothing but DUI law. Doing other types of law, spending time researching other types of cases, means you’re not as up to speed on the laws, which can and do change and the science.

That’s like when you have surgery—you want a surgeon who deals with whatever you’re having fixed, and someone who does that all day every day. You don’t want a general practitioner doing surgery on one of your organs. It’s common-sense, but you want someone who is very experienced, someone who’s been doing this for a while, who works in an office that deals with mainly or just DUI cases. If it’s a company that has attorneys appearing or working for them, and you are not dealing with the attorney whose name is on the website or who you were referred to, you want to make sure that that attorney whose name you got is someone who is still practicing, who is active in their practice, and who will be actually looking at your case and is involved in the defense.

If it’s a younger lawyer who is doing mainly DUI defense on your case, that’s great as long as the other person who you are referred to is in the office, goes over the case with them, and can put their two cents in as well. That means that you have two lawyers working on your case, which is fantastic. But if it’s something where it’s just a name from one part of the state, and some lawyer’s handling it at another part of the state, that’s not going to necessarily get you the personal attention and the time put in and the care that your case needs. Hiring the person who is going to be representing you, talking to them from the beginning, not just talking to some officials who signed you up, and then you get whatever lawyer they assigned to you.

It’s important, because that lawyer who talks to you from the beginning really has to care about your case, know everything about your case, and they are going to care about how you perceive them. It’s going to be important for you to know that you are working hard on their case. You just don’t get that with all these handoff in a lot of the offices that you might call. You want the personal attention. I know I would, whether it’s legal or medical or whatever it is, I want the person I’m dealing with to know my situation, to care about me, and to have listened to me and everything going on with my life, so that they can personalize me—whether it’s a prosecutor, judge, DMV officer, or whoever they’re dealing with that may help out with the outcome of the case.

There is just too much going on here to just get involved in some type of a situation where you are just a number. You just need to be careful, and you need to find someone that knows what they are doing—someone who sounds trustworthy, who really has the experience, who understands the court that you’re in and their procedures, and someone who will fight for you.

For more information on Payment Plans In A DUI Case, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (415) 523-7878 today.

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Aaron Bortel
With 30 years of specialized experience in DUI defense, Attorney Aaron Bortel is a dedicated advocate for those facing DUI charges in the Bay Area. Committed to helping clients avoid jail, save their driver’s licenses and jobs, and prevent permanent criminal records, he combines deep legal expertise with genuine care for his client's welfare. Trust in a lawyer who not only defends but truly supports you through challenging times.

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