Fees and Services

Criminal Cases

We bill our clients on a flat fee basis for criminal cases. A flat rate is a one–rate payment to cover all of the costs of handling a specific legal matter such as DWI representation. The flat fee is based on certain specific assumptions about the complexity of your particular case. Some or all of the following factors may be taken into account when determining a fee structure and setting a fee:

1The time and labor required, the novelty and difficulty of the questions involved, and the skill requisite to perform the legal service properly.
2The county in which the charge is pending. Some counties and prosecutors are easier to deal with and therefore take less time for the attorney to handle your case.
3The fee customarily charged in the locality for similar legal services.
4The seriousness of the case, whether it is a Misdemeanor or a Felony.
5Time limitations imposed by the client or by circumstances.
6Nature and length of the professional relationship with the client.
7Whether the client is seeking plea or trial representation.

For Example, a Flat Fee for a DWI Charge Might Include:

  1. a preliminary investigation into the facts and circumstances of the case; legal research; advice to the client regarding the case and any offers of plea bargain; and, a plea of guilty or no contest to the charges or to some lesser included offense that disposes of the charges OR

  2. the flat fee may include all of the above plus trial or contested hearing representation.
Payment Plans and Options

We provide payment plans for our clients at no additional charge and with no credit requirements. Our law office accepts cash, personal checks and ALL major credit cards.

Family Law Cases (Including Divorce)

On family law cases (including divorce, custody cases, CPS, protective orders, temporary orders). We bill a reasonable hourly rate. It is often difficult to guage how long a family law case will last, and billing hourly ensures that you are not overbilled for our services.

Retainers

On family cases, we will accept a retainer for our services. This makes us your attorney, and we hold this money in trust for you. Along the way, during your case, we use this money to pay our hourly rate as it is earned.

When we meet in person, we will go over all potential fees with you which will be clearly written out in a contract.