When charged with a crime, hire a criminal defense attorney for representation in court. One of the most frequently asked questions before hiring a criminal attorney is if they are expensive. The video shows the determining factors of how much one pays a lawyer to represent them in court. Depending on the facts of the case, a criminal defense attorney can help fight a conviction or enter a deal.
The alleged crime determines how much the defense attorney charges. Some cases may not go to a full trial. Therefore, the attorney will charge a lower fee. However, matters that go to a full trial require resources to challenge and defend properly. The lawyer will ask for more money to cover the expenses incurred and time spent to prepare for the case and to appear in court.
The extremities of the alleged crimes also determine how much lawyers charge. They will charge substantially more to work on a felony and a few hundred dollars to represent you for a DUI. Additionally, other factors like the attorney’s experience may determine their charges. The longer a lawyer has practiced, the more they charge. Those with fewer years of experience charge less.