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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.  

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?

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 Winter Park criminal defense attorneys
Giovanna C.
I have no words to describe how grateful I am for having this firm to represent me on a third degree felony case, for domestic violence. The police misunderstood the truth and my attorney, Mr. Bradford Fisher, went with his nicest attitude and convinced me and my dad that the truth would be shown and he would fight with all he had. I was facing up to 5 years in jail, up to 5 years of probation and a fine of up to $5,000. Less than a month after being arrested, less than two weeks having hired him and having only one court date, my case was dismissed and my charges were dropped. As he said, the truth always helps. He was the best attorney I could have chosen, the firm is available 24/7 for questions and concerns and made me feel sure they were the right people to fight for me. I highly recommend hiring Mr. Bradford Fisher or any other lawyer of the firm as a criminal defense attorney if your plan is to win your case or have less punishments as consequences. I am truly grateful for all the work done for me. I can say they saved my life!
The Umansky Law FirmThe Umansky Law Firm
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