West Valley City, UT asked in Criminal Law for Utah

Q: How much does a Lawyer usually cost for Drug offenses?

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Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
PREMIUM
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • St. George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: That's like asking how much a car costs.

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: I agree with Mr. Cramer and would go a step farther and explain that one of the things that affects the cost is your objective. I have a set fee for prospective clients who are merely seeking the best plea offer they can get and/or do not want to go to court. If your objective is to fight to the end to proclaim your innocence, that is a much more expensive proposition.

That being said, as Mr. Cramer implies, costs can vary widely. Flat fees could run as low as $1,000 or so for a plea negotiation whereas some attorneys will want $5,000 to $10,000 on retainer to start a case.

Stewart Salwin agrees with this answer

Cliff Venable
Cliff Venable
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: I agree with Mr. Cramer and Mr. Branum. I would also point out that it depends on the type of crime and level of offense. If you are charged in Federal Court with distribution then the cost is very different from being in possession of marijuana. Call a few attorneys and ask under your specific circumstances what the cost would be.

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