Hyattsville, MD asked in Traffic Tickets for Maryland

Q: How do I know how much to agree to pay an attorney. Is there a written contract?

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Mark Oakley

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: The lawyer will yell you, and yes, there is ordinarily a written retainer or flat fee agreement. If the lawyer does not give you one in writing, ask for one. Lawyers charge differently—each has his/her own rates. Fees depend on the complexity/seriousness of the charge, and on the experience of the lawyer. Most lawyers charge within a fairly common range for most cases. Talk to two or three layers and get quotes before deciding on the lawyer with whom you feel most comfortable.

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