The Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted our economy. The need for a criminal defense attorney is never planned for in a family’s budget. Rest assured that in this hard time, there are great lawyers currently offering discounts.
When the economy is not doing well, people are under tremendous stress, and poor decisions can easily be made. There is still hope, though. Certain reputable criminal defense lawyers understand the current struggles that many people are experiencing today and so they are offering discounts because they know that people need a bit of help in tough times.
When there is a reduction or loss of income, anxiety, pressure, and depression are prevalent, and those intense and sometimes hopeless feelings can lead to errors in judgment. If you find yourself charged or under investigation for a felony or misdemeanor, you should be looking for an experienced criminal defense attorney that is compassionate and can offer you a discounted fee.
The Difference Between a Budget Lawyer and an Experienced Lawyer Offering a Discount
There are low cost and budget lawyers whose legal practices focus more on the quantity of their clients, as opposed to quality of their representation. An ineffective attorney with a questionable reputation will charge fees that reflect the poor quality of their work. It is hard to spot lawyers who prey on unsuspecting clients with false representations and promises of exceptional results. Make sure you take the time to research an attorney on the internet to verify that he or she is a well-regarded, specialized criminal defense lawyer. Do not confuse a budget or “low cost” lawyer with a reputable attorney who is trying to help by offering a discount in a tough economic time.
Unlike bargain lawyers, top lawyers will charge lower fees in times of crisis as a way to help their community in tough times. These are absolutely tough times, and the defense lawyers with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. are bending over backward to find ways to make their fees affordable so that those accused of offenses in Southeastern Michigan don’t get railroaded by cheap ineffective attorneys posing as reputable attorneys.
Why would a good lawyer offer a discount?
Why do people help others who are in need? Because it is the right thing to do. The LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. law firm has been devoted to helping clients charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses in state and federal courts throughout Michigan for nearly three decades. We are highly regarded for providing superior legal representation. The Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Livingston County legal communities, including judges and prosecutors, have always treated our firm with great respect, and offering a discount in tough times is our way of giving back.
A discount is not the same as pro bono legal work.
If someone is charged with a crime in Michigan, and he or she does not have any resources to hire a lawyer, the court will provide a court-appointed attorney. Court-appointed attorneys are not free or pro bono; the court requires a defendant to repay the court for the appointed attorney fees after the case has concluded. Although court-appointed lawyers have a long-standing and wide reputation for providing ineffective and substandard legal representation, the truth is that some appointed lawyers are decent attorneys. Court-appointed attorneys usually get paid a reduced fee because they handle a large volume of cases and get the cases quickly in and out of court. Additionally, because courts are willing to pay court appointed attorneys, a Pro bono lawyers do not handle criminal cases.
A highly reputable attorney will charge a fee that is proportionate with his or her experience and track record; however, a discount may be offered when the economy is in trouble, and people in the community are genuinely in need of a break.
Common Offenses in Troubled Economic Times
When the economy is in a tough spot, stress and anxiety can run high. Tensions can grow with work and family, and people can act thoughtlessly or impulsively. Offenses that are more frequent in a recession or depressed economy include:
- Retail Fraud or Shoplifting
- Operating While Intoxicated (OWI, DUI, OWVI, OWPD, etc.…)
- Use or Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Larceny and Embezzlement
- Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse
- Child Abuse
- Criminal Sexual Conduct
- Probation Violation
- Driving While License Suspended or Revoked
Attorneys with Reasonable Fees and Offering Discounts in Tough Times
The Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has decades of experience providing unparalleled success protecting and defending clients with felony and misdemeanor charges. We are regarded by judges and respected by prosecutors because we are widely known for zealously and fearlessly advocated for our client’s rights.
As with most top defense law firms, LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. does charge legal fees that are commensurate with their experience, reputation, and track record. Call us today at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and we will promptly call you. If there is a way to discount our ordinary legal fees so that we can help you, we will do everything reasonably possible to make it happen.