What’s the first thing you do when you want to know more about someone? You head to Google. Considering how important a criminal defense lawyer is to your present and future, you’ll likely do the same when deciding whom to hire. But how much credence should you give online reviews?
Many defendants facing criminal charges are not in custody at the time they seek to hire an attorney. Either the police issue them a citation and a court date and never take them to jail, or they bail out of jail on their own, without first hiring an attorney.
One of the first questions you're likely to ask an attorney whom you're considering hiring is, "What will this cost?" Here's the low-down on how criminal defense attorneys charge for their services, which vary according to such factors as: