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Do you just pay a flat fee for criminal defense?

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    Thomas C. Booth, III | Law Office of T. C. Booth, III
    P. O. Box 11933
    Lake Tahoe, CA
    (619) 994-5616
    You can find attorneys who will offer both options. However, it depends on a number of factors such as the type of case, the likelihood of the case going to trial, etc. I offer both options and some variations in my own practice. For example, with a basic DUI I might offer a flat fee of $2500 or perhaps less. After discussing the facts and circumstances of the case with the client I might advise the client that going to trial is not a good option. In that situation, I might offer a lower flat fee to appear in court, review the evidence and negotiate the best disposition available with the DA. The best thing you can do is talk with several attorneys and find out what they offer.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 3/20/2013
    Mari Morrison | Mari Morrison Attorney at Law
    PO Box 36783
    Birmingham, AL 35236
    (205) 982-8515
    It depends on the type of case. I usually charge a flat fee, some lawyers charge by the hour.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama - Replied: 3/16/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    Usually fees in criminal cases are flat. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. Consider seeking a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Beware that online posts are not confidential. If somehow the prosecution were to find your post, then it might be used in evidence against you.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 3/15/2013
    B. Elaine Jones | The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones
    P.O. Box 2664, Brandon
    Brandon, FL 33509
    (813) 681-8383
    Most attorneys charge a flat fee for criminal cases.
    Answer Applies to: Florida - Replied: 3/14/2013
    Laurie Schmidt | Law Offices of Laurie A. Schmidt, P.C.
    Law Offices of Laurie A. Schmidt, P.C.
    Denver, CO 80203
    (303) 747-4686
    Some criminal defense attorneys will charge a flat fee, others charge by the hour. The complexity of your case and the nature of the charges will determine how many times you and your counsel would be required to go to court. It would be advisable to contacting local criminal defense attorneys in your area for a consultation regarding your specific case.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado - Replied: 3/14/2013
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