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How much does it cost to get an attorney for a shoplifting charge?

Is it cheaper to hire attorneys for some charges compared to others, like murder or something. I had got caught shoplifting, need an attorney, and am hoping that they do not cost too much money. How does the pricing for them work?

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    Laurie Schmidt | Law Offices of Laurie A. Schmidt, P.C.
    Law Offices of Laurie A. Schmidt, P.C.
    Denver, CO 80203
    (303) 747-4686
    Typically, criminal defense attorney's charge either by the hour or dependent on the case. Depending on the type of case is how an attorney will charge, taking into account the severity of the charge, complexity of the case, amount of the attorney's time that it would take to defend the action.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado - Replied: 4/1/2013
    James A Schoenberger | Law Office of James A Schoenberger
    1008 Yakima Ave Ste 201
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253) 444-3111
    Each attorney sets their own pricing structure. Generally misdemeanors are less costly than felonies with the most serious felonies demanding the greatest fees.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 3/31/2013
    John J. Carney | The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
    401 East 34th Street
    New York, NY 10016
    (917) 696-2363
    I handle these cases for around $500 and can usually get an ACD dismissal in just one appearance. You will not have a criminal record.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 3/31/2013
    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    Each attorney has a different price.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 3/29/2013
    Maurice Ross | Barton Barton & Plotkin
    420 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY 10170
    (973) 896-7190
    It is much less expensive to retain counsel to handle a shoplifting charge because such cases are less complicated. Nonetheless, most attorneys charge by the hour, and sometimes a shoplifting case can take just as much time as a more complicated case. I sometimes handle such cases and I estimate fees between $3,500 and $10,000 (although in a complex case it could be much more). Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 3/29/2013
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