How Much is an Attorney Going to Cost?
At Castleberry & Elison, P.C., we are committed to providing the highest quality representation for fair and reasonable fees.
Most criminal attorneys will quote you flat fees for representation. One popular fee arrangement is to charge one flat fee for pre-trial representation and an additional flat fee if you choose to take your case to trial. For example, in a misdemeanor case an attorney might charge a flat fee of $2,000 if the case settles without a trial and an additional $3,000 for a jury trial. The benefit of flat fees is that you know up front exactly how much you must pay your attorney. The downside is that you might overpay compared to an attorney that charges an hourly rate. On the other hand, hiring a lawyer on an hourly basis leaves you without the certainty of knowing what you will end up paying.
Our unique fee structure gives you all of the combined benefits of flat fee billing AND hourly billing without any of the downside.
We charge $200 per hour up to an agreed-upon maximum fee. The maximum fee gives you the security and certainty of a flat fee without the associated risk of overpayment.So, in an average single count misdemeanor case, the fee structure might look like this: $200 per hour up to a maximum of $2500 if the case resolves without a trial and a maximum of $5000 if the case goes to trial. Every case is different, and some are more complicated than others, and the maximum fee depends on the complexity of the case. However, you will only pay for the actual amount of time an attorney spends on your case—we believe that if your case takes eight hours of attorney time, then you shouldn’t have to pay for sixteen.
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