Attorneys who are fair, affordable, and fight like hell to win.
If you face felony or misdemeanor charges, you will want a lawyer who will genuinely fight to protect and defend you in court. At the same time, you want someone who will be fair with fees and not take advantage of your situation.
No one plans to hire a criminal defense attorney in their family’s budget.
Rest assured that great defense attorneys offer discounts in these challenging times. The Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., is keenly aware of most people’s difficulties financially. The need to be fair and reasonable is apparent when a person faces a criminal allegation and is unfamiliar with hiring a defense attorney to protect and defend themselves.
When the economy is not doing well, people are under tremendous stress and easily make poor decisions. There is still hope, though. Some reputable criminal defense lawyers understand the current struggles that many people are experiencing today. So they are offering reasonable 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. Suppose you find yourself charged or under investigation for a felony or misdemeanor. In that case, you should be looking for an experienced criminal defense attorney that is compassionate and can offer you a discounted fee.
The average cost of hiring a criminal defense lawyer varies depending on the severity of the charge and the experience and reputation of the lawyer. Even great lawyers offer fair and affordable legal fees.
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 many as possible) rather than the 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 they are a well-regarded, specialized criminal defense lawyer. Do not confuse a budget or “low cost” lawyer with a reputable attorney trying to help by offering a discount in a tough economic time.
Unlike bargain lawyers, top lawyers will charge lower fees during difficult economic times to help their community. The defense lawyers with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. are bending backward to make their legal fees fair and affordable so that those accused of offenses in Southeastern Michigan don’t get railroaded by cheap, ineffective lawyers posing as reputable attorneys.
Why would a good defense attorney 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 is devoted to helping clients charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses in state and federal courts throughout Michigan and has been so for decades. Lawyers, judges, and prosecutors hold our lawyers in high regard 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. Offering a discount in tough times is our way of giving back.
Defense Attorneys Offering Discounts is Not the Same as Pro Bono Lawyers
If someone is charged with a crime in Michigan and has no 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 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, Pro bono lawyers do not handle criminal cases.
A highly reputable attorney will charge a fee proportionate to their experience and track record; however, many offer a discount when the economy is in trouble and people in the community genuinely need a break. Rest assured, there are top-rated, highly respected, effective retained defense attorneys offering discounts.
Common Offenses in Troubled Economic Times
When the economy is tough, 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
Defense 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 in 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, affordably, and fearlessly advocating for our client’s rights.
As with most top defense law firms, LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. does charge legal fees commensurate with their experience, reputation, and track record.
Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete an online Request for Assistance Form. We will contact you promptly and find a way to help you.