FEE INFORMATION

NOTICE:  All fees are charged to our client, no matter who delivers the fees to our office.  Any retainer fees will be deposited into a trust account in the name of our client, no matter who delivers the fees to our office.  All money received by our office will be receipted to our client, no matter who delivers the money to our office.  All unearned fees will be returned by check payable to our client, no matter who delivers the money to our office.  Once we are retained and receive money on behalf of a client, that money belongs to our client, no matter who delivers it to our office.

TELEPHONE CONSULTATION  We provide one free telephone consultation in criminal cases not to exceed 15 minutes.  Call our office to schedule an appointment.  We will not discuss confidential or sensitive information during this consultation - the purpose of this consultation is limited to discussion of the terms of representation only.

GENERAL OFFICE CONSULTATIONS:  We charge $75 for a thirty minute office consultation during regular business hours at our Lynchburg office. We charge $125 for evening or weekend office consultations.

JAIL VISITS:  If a family member is incarcerated and wishes to discuss retaining our services, we charge $100 for consultations in the following local jails - Amherst County Adult Detention Center, Lynchburg Adult Detention Center, Bedford Adult Detention Center.  We charge $150 for consultations in the following facilities - Halifax Adult Detention Center, Charlotte County Jail, Pittsylvania County Jail, Piedmont Regional Jail, Roanoke City Jail, Roanoke County Jail, Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, Rockbridge Regional Jail.  We charge $200 for consultations in any other facility less than 100 miles from Lynchburg.  We charge $350 for consultations in all other jails in Virginia.  Consultations in facilities outside of Virginia will be calculated on the basis of time and travel expenses.  Consultation fees can be paid by PayPal or money order, and must be paid prior to the consultation.

TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS IN DISTRICT COURTS: We charge $285 for non-criminal traffic cases like speeding and red light violations in the district courts of Lynchburg, Campbell, Amherst, Bedford, Appomattox, and Nelson counties.  We charge $385 for non-criminal traffic cases in other courts less than 100 miles from our Lynchburg office. We charge $500 for non-criminal traffic cases in all other courts in Virginia. If you have been charged with more than one infraction, we charge $100 for each additional infraction. These fees do not include expenses or court courts, if they are assessed against you.

MISDEMEANORS IN DISTRICT COURTS:  We charge $950 for misdemeanor DUI cases in the district courts of Lynchburg, Campbell, Amherst, Bedford, Appomattox, and Nelson counties. We charge $500 for all other misdemeanors in the district courts of Lynchburg, Campbell, Amherst, Bedford, Appomattox, and Nelson counties.  We charge additional fees for misdemeanor cases in other courts.  If you have been charged with more than one misdemeanor, we charge $250 for each additional misdemeanor.  These fees do not include expenses, including mileage, copying, court reporting fees or expert witness fees, if needed.  These fees do not include court costs, if they are assessed against you.  A retainer in the full amount of these fees must be paid before we agree to represent you. These fees do not include representation in the circuit courts on appeal.

FELONIES:  Felony cases are more complex and our fees vary depending on the time it will take to handle a felony case.  Our minimum fee for any felony case is $1500.  Fees in serious felony cases are substantially higher.  In most felony cases we charge an hourly rate not to exceed a maximum amount. These fees do not include expenses, including mileage, copying, court reporting fees or expert witness fees, if needed.  These fees do not include court costs, if they are assessed against you. If you have been charged with a felony, schedule a consultation NOW to discuss fees and other terms of representation.

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY CASES:  We charge $500 for misdemeanor delinquency cases in the district courts of Lynchburg, Campbell, Amherst, Bedford, Appomattox, and Nelson counties and $1500 for most felony delinquency cases in those courts.  We charge additional fees for delinquency cases in other courts. Serious juvenile felony cases may incur higher fees.  If a juvenile client has his or her case transferred to circuit court to be tried as an adult, the felony fees described above apply.  These fees do not include expenses or costs.

OTHER CASES:  We handle other types of cases in addition to criminal cases. Some of the kinds of cases we handle are immigration cases, protective orders, divorce and custody, bankruptcy and civil cases.  Please contact us to discuss fees.