The legal fees in most of our cases are paid on a "flat fee" basis rather than on an "hourly" basis. Most of our clients seem to prefer being quoted a flat fee so they know exactly what the criminal defense will cost them for their case. On occasion we do bill on an hourly basis and the hourly rate varies between $300.00 and $500.00, depending upon the complexity of the case.
We are aware of what attorneys in our area charge for similar cases and we try to be very fair and competitive in our fee quotes.
In the typical case our firm gets a reasonable up-front retainer. It is sometimes possible that part of the fee can be paid in installments as specified in the Retainer Agreement and as agreed to between client and attorney. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card as a means of paying legal fees.