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How much would an attorney cost in a criminal case?

Its a case for assault against a family member. Just want to know what usual fees are for representation.


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    Timothy J. Klisz | Klisz Law Office, PLLC
    39111 W. Six Mile Rd.
    Livonia, MI 48152
    (313) 402-0853
    Depends on the Court and how far the attorney has to travel. I'm assuming a Misdemeanor instead of a Felony. Between $750-1500 would seem about correct.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/15/2013
    Vincent C. Machroli | Law Office of Vincent C. Machroli, P.C.
    High Point Plaza
    Hillside, IL 60162-1949
    (708) 449-7400
    A skilled criminal defense attorney would need to discuss this matter with you in greater detail & ask you many questions before he/she could give you the proper legal advice you seek (& possibly a quote to represent you). Schedule a consultation ASAP.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 4/14/2013
    Gregory Casale | Gregory Casale Attorney at Law
    316 Main St, Suite 400
    Worcester, MA 01608
    (508) 752-7500
    There is no "set fee" for a criminal charge. It depends on the charge itself and whether or not the case will go to trial. I set my fees based on what I expect it will take as far as time and effort to get my client that best possible result. If it will take a trial to get that best result, it is obviously far more work than submitting a plea proposal. You will have to speak to a lawyer and explain in detail what happened to get the fee quote from that lawyer. Another lawyer may charge more or less. Fees depend on the amount of work expected, the charge, what court (Superior or District), what your past criminal history looks like and whether or not you have a triable case. Most lawyers do not charge for an initial consultation. I don't. I do not provide free legal advice but I do not charge a client to come in and explain to me what happened and what they are expecting from me as their attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts - Replied: 4/13/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    Attorneys set their fees based on how complex the case is, their level of experience, and how busy they are. 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.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 4/12/2013
    Alexis Santoro | Law Office of Alexis Santoro, LLC
    17 Ashton Parkway
    Cumberland, RI 02864
    (401) 684-1529
    It is hard to say how much an attorney would cost for a criminal court matter. Attorneys rates can vary and it may also depend on the complexity of your case and the amount of time needed to effectively handle the case. You should contact an attorney and possibly go for a consultation.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island - Replied: 4/11/2013
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