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Cost of a Criminal Defense Attorney

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If you are in a legal jam and need to hire a lawyer, you may be worried about how much it costs to hire criminal defense attorneys. This video will explain how to determine an estimate before you make a decision on which lawyer to hire.

Cost will vary based on a number of factors, including location, types of crime, the attorney’s availability, and more. The severity of the crime is a big determinate. Major felonies will cost a defendant more than misdemeanor violations.

The court a case is being tried in also plays a role in determining price. Lawyers will know the various judges and court proceedings of the local court systems. If one court is harder to win in, the costs will go up accordingly.

The location of the court also plays a role. Driving to and from the court will likely be billed to the defendant. To keep costs down, it’s best to hire a lawyer who is closest to the court.

The size of the firm will also dictate price. Smaller firms have more flexibility in negotiating prices. They have less manpower and so will charge more for cases with higher workloads to offset their time spent on it because they can’t work on other cases simultaneously.

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