Legal Toolkit Florida Criminal/D.U.I./Traffic Defense

What to Expect About Criminal/D.U.I./Traffic Defense


Attorneys who agree to represent individuals with Criminal Defense issues will typically charge a "Flat Fee" to represent clients charged with a criminal offense.  Additional fees may be charged if motions are filed or if the case proceeds to trial.  Generally, criminal defense attorneys do not bill clients hourly against a retainer deposited in the attorney's trust account.  


Attorneys charge for expenses incurred on behalf of clients. These expenses typically include copying charges, long-distance phone charges, postage, faxes, court filing fees, the cost of court reporters, expert witness fees, medical report fees, and other expenses associated with handling your case.


It is advisable to ask your attorney to put the fee arrangement in writing. This will help you and your attorney clarify what you will be charged for, when you are expected to pay your invoices, and what you should do if you have a concern about fees.