Cost and Fees - Criminal Defense
Fees are difficult to advertise, as they are usually set on a case by case basis. For instance, on a DUI, the fees range anywhere from $1500 to $5000 depending upon what is involved. If I have to litigate a motion to suppress the Breathalyzer or blood results, lack of probable cause for the stop, etc., then it’s going to be quite involved with multiple hearings. Those types of cases are near the top of the fee situation. If it’s simply going to be a negotiated deal, then you are at the bottom.
Complex cases are charged by the hour, or by the fee, depending upon which the client chooses. In criminal defense, most people like to know what it’s going to cost for the whole case up front, and we will be glad to give you that price at our very first meeting.
Regarding civil cases, especially plaintiff’s personal injury, we are not a “huckster” law firm. We do not take 40-50% of what you recover. Our fees are generally 1/3 of whatever we get for you. Obviously, if we don’t get anything for you, we don’t get paid. Divorce and custody matters are usually charged by the hour, and would be glad to sit down with you and project to the best of our of ability, in any given situation, the cost. Please call us for a no-obligation, free consultation if you have any case where you would like to use our firm.