Of course, you can choose to represent yourself or use a court-appointed lawyer. While both options are free, they can cost you more in other ways and may have worse outcomes. A good DUI attorney can potentially help you keep your driver’s license, pay lower fines/fees, or avoid trial. You also won’t have to attend every court appearance in person if you hire a DUI attorney. In fact, there’s almost no chance a judge will dismiss your case without one.