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.