How much does it cost to hire Marty Judnich for DUI defense? #MissoulaDUI
I’ve been practicing 12 years. My first three years, I prosecuted thousands of DUI cases as a Deputy County Attorney in Montana. My last 9 years I have been defending hundreds of DUI cases with great success. I’ve been voted the “Best Lawyer” in Missoula several times. I’ve tried hundreds of cases, cross examined hundreds of police officers and I brought the DUI Portable Breath Testing cases to the forefront via the Montana Supreme Court. I know the science behind it, I know the prosecutors and the courts, and I know the law.
I am constantly asked why private criminal defense costs so much for a DUI offense, typically thousands of dollars. The answers are pretty simple:
Private DUI defense is costly because I am devoting time to your case, and only your case. I also show up to several court appearances with you and make sure you know what to do, before you show up. In order to effectively handle a DUI case, you need to have years of experience learning the sciences of the Intoxilyzer, know the laws on how officers instruct and perform breath tests and field sobriety testing, and know what makes a fuel cell work and also error in a PBT. The list goes on and on, in addition to having a relationship with prosecutors and judges. The “cheaper” attorney down the street doesn’t know that. That’s why they are cheap. DUI’s are difficult cases to handle, take a lot of time, and when I’m spending my time on your case, that takes money.
I don’t compete with cheap attorneys. I don’t discount my experience and results. If you cannot afford my services, that is unfortunate, because a good defense is an investment, not just finding the cheapest representation you can find.
Why not go to a big firm? You may have the opportunity to meet one of the big guys at the “big firm” for your initial consultation. But, be assured that the big guy attorney will not be handling your case from day to day. If you place a call or an email to that big guy, do you get a response from him, or a first year associate attorney they just hired? Chances are, you will be communicating with the associate, because they are the ones that are actually handling your case. That doesn’t happen at the Judnich Law Office. My associate attorney, Vinnie Pavlish assists me with more complicated cases, but I handle every single case, and I always respond to my client inquiries. I also return phone calls.
If you want the best possible defense to try to explore all the opportunities to get an acceptable resolution to your DUI charge, call us for a free, no obligation consultation. Let us show you what an investment into your future can mean, and why we are different from the discount and big firm guys. You can reach me personally at (406) 721-3354 or toll free at (855) 853-1482.
Marty is a former criminal prosecutor in the Cascade County Attorney’s Office and now uses that experience to defend those accused of crimes. A University of Montana School of Law graduate, Marty focuses his practice on personal injury and criminal defense and is a premier DUI defense attorney. He is also well versed in the insurance claims industry and has negotiated significant settlements with nearly every major insurance company.