Lawyer cashes in on Cyber Monday frenzy

November 29, 2011
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When I think of Cyber Monday, I think of scoring great deals and free shipping on clothes, shoes, electronics and maybe household items. But one California attorney jumped on the Cyber Monday bandwagon to offer discounted criminal defense for drunk driving.

The first three people who contacted LA attorney Matthew Spiegel Monday would be eligible for the rate. Those with felony charges need not call: Spiegel only offered the promotion to misdemeanor DUIs.

In a release, the attorney said he normally charges $5,000 to $10,000 to represent a drunk driver, depending on the circumstances. He figured he’d help out the (first three) people of Southern California who may be down on their luck and unable to afford an attorney. He pointed out that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest drinking days of the year for Americans.

Spiegel claims he’s the first to offer this kind of promotion on Cyber Monday.

What do you think about Spiegel’s offer? Is this a good idea for drumming up business? Would you slash your rates more than 90 percent for Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

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