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Unfortunately, I cannot give you a price list for individual attorneys in your area (costs for legal services vary greatly by location, and each attorney or law firm can charge differently), however, in most cases a simple traffic appearance like this will cost a couple of hundred dollars.
Your first appearance is going to be the preliminary hearing at which point you will plead either "guilty" or "not guilty" - your job is to plead "not guilty" so that the matter can go to a formal hearing (and gives your attorney time to negotiate a deal with the prosecutor).
I do recommend retaining your attorney as early as possible to help you with the matter - if they believe an appearance with you at the preliminary is worthwhile they can appear at that time and may be able to assist you in one single hearing (this depends on the court as well as the DA).
You will be looking for either a criminal defense attorney or a traffic law attorney (the traffic law attorney is a specialist, but a criminal defense attorney will be able to handle this matter easily).
You can find local attorneys using the State and local Bar Association directories, or private directories such as www.AVVO.com; www.FindLaw.com; or www.Martindale.com (I personally find www.AVVO.com to be the most user friendly).