The cost of representation by our office for most Traffic Tickets are based on a set fixed flat fee rather than an hourly fee rate.

 

Why a Fixed Fee structure?

With an hourly fee rate a client may have an estimate but no assurance of what their final cost of representation will be. A fixed flat fee, which includes all the attorney’s costs, does provide the client with this certainty, allowing them to assess if it makes financial sense to hire an attorney to represent them. The defendant does remain responsible any fines or other costs due the court, however.

A Few Typical Infraction Fees

Our fixed flat fee include all of our costs, including any mailing and travel costs to your court. We charge $200 for a single basic infraction in the King, Snohomish and Pierce County and Municipal courts where we appear, with an additional $50 for each additional charge on the same ticket. We charge $225 for Skagit and $250 for Kitsap and Whatcom County courts, also with an additional $50 for additional charges. We have also represented clients in courts from Okanogan to Yakima, Colfax to Ocean Shores, Walla Walla to Friday Harbor. Our fees for these other courts are based on the projected travel time and costs. If you do not see your court listed here, please contact us.

 

Auto Accident Infraction, Neg 2 and Others

For infraction cases involving a Traffic Accident, Failure to yield to an Emergency Vehicle. or for a charge of Negligent Driving 2, we charge $250 for the three core county courts, $300 for courts farther out to Whatcom. This is due to the increased complexity of these types of cases and the increased possibility of multiple hearings being necessary.

Please keep in mind that in a accident case, we are only representing you for any traffic infraction that grows out of the accident.  We do not do claims or defense for injury or damage.

 

Retaining our services requires the agreement of both yourself and our law office.  We always want to discuss your matter before agreeing to representation, so there is no automated way to retain our services.  We feel it best discuss the particulars and location of your case and your history which might effect the eventual result, what we might be able to do to help you, and to first clear up any misunderstanding of what representation means .  If you wish to hire us, we will provide a Fee Agreement outlining what our representation covers and, most importantly, authorizing our representation.  We can not represent you without your explicit authorization.   On all traffic matters, you will also need make payment of our flat fee in full before representation begins.  We can take checks, cashier’s checks, and credit & debit cards via Lawpay, our credit card processor.  Once both are completed, we are your lawyers and we will take it from there.

The Law Office of Antone Weber has had over 13 years of experience specializing in Washington District and Municipal Traffic Infraction hearings. In most instances, once we have been retained for representation we will take care of most paperwork (If charged with No Proof of Insurance or Registration issues, you will need to obtain documents for us to submit.  we will tell you well in advance what you need and how to get it.). With exceptions possibly for Negligent Driving 2 and infractions for Auto Accident cases, you will not need to come to court.

DWLS3, Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, etc…

Driving With License Suspended 3rd or Reckless Driving charges typically also require several court appearances, and because they are criminal charges  your appearance is mandatory even if you have an attorney. We do charge a flat fee for these types of violations, but the fee will be based on circumstances and is substantially higher. Please call for a free consultation.

We will do Open Container violations.  We do not do DUIs.  However, we know attorneys who do and may be able to refer you to an experienced colleague at no cost to you.