Criminal Defense Rates
For criminal cases I generally offer flat fee rates for those who have been charged with a crime. I also give the option of accepting a retainer and charging $250.00/hour against the retainer. Legal assistants are usually billed at a lower rate for work that can be delegated. In addition to attorney fees, there are hard costs of litigation such as investigative fees, discovery fees and expert witness fees. My fee agreements outline the scope of representation on a case by case basis.
For clients that need a consultation due to an on-going criminal investigation, I generally charge hourly.