calgary criminal lawyer fees
Part of your due diligence is to make a good decision as how you wish to invest your hard earned money. An essential part of making a good decision is to evaluate whether your defence lawyer is charging reasonable fees. The fact is, while most lawyers don't come cheap, there are many who are overcharging for a variety of reasons. At the same time, if you have been charged with a crime, you criminal defence lawyer will shoulder a lot of responsibility to protect you. Therefore, keep in mind, if you find a lawyer who is so cheap, you might be paying for you get -- which could be very little. If your lawyer is unreasonably expensive, you might question whether you can the same or better service from somebody who is charging a fair price. Remember, sometimes you are paying for the name. By way of example, Prada is not necessarily better than the Gap; both are likely better quality than Value Village.
David Chow's fee structure
If you intend on hiring a defence lawyer in Calgary, to defend your criminal charges you will soon discover that not all defence lawyers charge the same. To reiterate, the amount of the retainer does not always equate into the quality of your defence lawyer.
If you wish to hire David Chow, you will be required to pay fees in at least two parts.
First, the retainer: this constitutes the initial deposit for David to start working for you.
Second, the action fee: this is a flat fee designed to pay for specific types of service. For example, David will quote a trial fee, a guilty plea fee or fees for other services, such as obtaining Alternative Measures, conducting bail hearings or completing Peace Bonds. For any case that takes more than a full-day to complete, David usually charges a discounted per diem rate.
To understand the cost of your legal defence, call Calgary defence lawyer, David Chow for a free consultation today.