The average cost for a defendant facing a misdemeanor charge that reaches trial is an average of $2,500 with costs varying from $2,000 to $3,000. The attorney may require an advance averaging $2,000 per day with prices varying from $1,500 to $2,500 for the US.
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In smaller communities lawyers may not charge as much. Fees may average $150 per hour ranging from $100 to $200 for an attorney with experience for the US. You can double that if you live in a heavily populated area. Of course, cheaper does not always equal better for anyone. A lawyer who is more expensive and costlier may be able to tackle the complexities of the issues at hand in a more expedient matter. They will also be able to accurately estimate the time it will take them to work on your situation.
Charges For Lawyers On Marijuana Drug Cases
The average cost of legal defense for marijuana possession is $1,375 with costs ranging from $750 to $2,000 or greater for the US. Remember the attorney will charge by the hour as well as expenses related to the case like, photocopies, research or interviews. Those attorneys working for a flat fee need to explain what is and is not included in that fee.
The average cost of felony trials average $4,500 with costs ranging from $2,000 to $7,000 for the US. The same applies as above for attorneys working on an hourly basis or for a flat fee.
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