The $295 payment covers you for the first hour of your lawyer’s time. If you only need an adjournment this may cover that, because the adjournment may take an hour or less. Most lawyers that we use cost around $300 to $400 an hour; with the average being approximately $350 an hour. This cost does ultimately depend on your personal situation.
Costs can be discounted to a set fee. For example, for drink driving matters and other matters where one court appearance is all that is necessary. We are able to negotiate fix rates for matters such as these. The final cost will depend on the circumstance that you’re in, which state you’re in, what laws apply to your case, how much research is necessary and how much time is spent on your case.
Advice Before Court:
We recommend booking a one hour conference with your lawyer before going to court. You will get expert advice on what you should do, the likely outcome and any preparation you need to do beforehand. You will also get a fixed quote on the cost for you to be represented in your local court on the day.
If you prefer, you can meet your lawyer at your local court without the need for a conference beforehand. Some examples of when this will suit you are adjournments, simple pleas or when your case is listed for directions from the court (not a final hearing). And if you are not on bail, you may not even need to attend. Read more about Court Lawyers…
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