The question of how much a criminal defense attorney costs really depends on that attorney. The legal profession does not have a fee schedule, where different services have a set price. Most attorneys charge for their services with an hourly rate. Some services are performed for a flat fee and are not charged with an hourly rate. It is impossible to say how much an attorney will cost you with any certainty.
At my law firm, The Law Offices of Phillip T. Ridolfo, Jr., I make every attempt to keep my fees as low as possible for my clients. Depending upon the case I may charge a flat fee for the service or an hourly rate. The final cost of your legal defense truly depends on a number of hours expended on your case, and in some circumstances, I may be able to predict how many hours your case should require. In those cases, I may be able to charge a flat up-front fee.
The twists and turns that litigation can take are unpredictable at times, and as a consequence, additional time may be required in your case. It all depends on how the state reacts to certain motions that we may file on your behalf, what a judge may order the parties to do, additional or new evidence coming to light in your case requiring depositions which were unplanned, and other unforeseen circumstances that can arise during your case.
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If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime, please take the time to consult with a knowledgeable, experienced West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney. My tenure as a state prosecutor and 25 years of criminal defense work has given me an insight into the legal justice system that most lawyers just do not have. Understanding the criminal justice process from both sides of the aisle in a courtroom benefits my clients on a daily basis.
Contact me today for a free initial evaluation of your case.