If you attempt to fight the DUI, you are looking at effectively doubling the hefty fines that you've already incurred. DUI lawyer costs often range from $1,500 for "Minimal experience and competence, little time spent on the case, no costs covered" to $7,000 for an "experienced DUI specialist, good reputation with prosecutors and judges, extensive time devoted to the case, most costs covered short of jury trial." You likely don't have $7,000 lying around, so odds are you won't be getting the best representation money can buy.