Find a criminal defense attorney near Mesa, AZ

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a defense attorney cost?

The average cost to hire a criminal defense attorney generally ranges from $100 to $350 per hour. Costs can vary, however, depending on the lawyer’s fees and the complexity of the case. Cases that involve more research, pre-trial time and negotiation may cost more. 

Other factors are the lawyer’s skill, experience and reputation. High-profile lawyers might charge higher rates than newer lawyers or those with less of a notable track record. 

To find out how much it will cost you to hire a defense lawyer, contact top-rated lawyers in your area.

You can also learn more about attorney fees by reading, “How much does a defense attorney cost?

How do I find a good defense attorney?

Take the time to carefully and thoroughly research criminal defense attorneys near you. Read testimonials from past clients, and make sure the attorneys you’re considering are properly licensed. 

You should also make sure the attorney has experience with your type of case. Some defense lawyers specialize in DUI cases while others specialize in assault, for example. 

The last step is to contact several defense attorneys and establish communication with them. Ask the right questions, and ask them to send you a breakdown of their pricing before you hire anyone.  

What does a criminal defense attorney do?

A criminal defense attorney takes on cases dealing with criminal charges or allegations, such as domestic violence, DUIs, drug possession, assault and more. They will manage a defendant’s case through each stage and may seek negotiations with prosecutors to avoid trial via a plea bargain. They may also examine witnesses, argue sentencing, research the judge presiding over the trial and gather evidence, such as character witnesses. 

How do lawyers get paid if they lose a case?

Lawyers typically charge for their time (typically a hourly rate) regardless of whether they win a case. Sometimes, the losing party is ordered to pay the other party’s lawyer fees on top of their own. Some lawyers also work on contingency, meaning they will take a percentage of the awarded amount only if they successfully win the case. 

Before hiring a lawyer, make sure you understand their fee structure.

Reviews for Mesa criminal defense attorneys
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I interviewed many attorneys for my case, but all of them seemed to only be interested in how I would be paying them. I didn't feel any of the other attorneys even had an interest in getting on the phone with me unless I feigned interest in hiring them. Matt was the only attorney who contacted me directly, took the time to go over details of my case and overall put me immediately at ease. He gave me a number where I could, and have- Texted or called day or night, and Matt always responds immediately. Matt was not the least expensive attorney I could have hired, and he wasn't the most expensive...But his attention to detail, his knowledge in the criminal defense world is something that is inherently Matt. If he wanted to, he could easily demand a blank check fee schedule, as he is worth every penny, but instead he offers a flat rate fee, with no surprises or hidden costs. I can now say in the two months he has been my attorney, I feel safe and protected from possible prosecution. I am confident Matt will see me safely thru this dark side of my life. I will find out tomorrow how this journey will proceed, but I know with Matt standing beside me I am prepared to stand up and fight for myself, and not be strong armed into a plea deal or worse just because I have previous criminal history. Do yourself a favor, call and speak with Matt right away! He will not disappoint. By the way, Matt is not only my attorney, I now call him a friend. This is the attorney you want!
Matt Hayes Law PLCMatt Hayes Law PLC
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