Goleta, CA asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Elder Law for California

Q: Elder abuse case (dependent) resulting in financial exploitation. Do a criminal law attorneys rep on contingency basis?

Fraud and financial exploitation are at issue. Civil Trial completed. Appeals completed. Mistrial.

1 Lawyer Answer
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info would be necessary.

however, as a rule, a criminal lawyer does NOT handle matters on a contingency.

this is because you are talking about civil liberty (jail) rather than a PI lawyer going after money.

you should probably write out a detailed summary so you don't have to explain the same things over and over........if there has been a civil trial the matter may have been addressed and you may be looking for appellate attorney.

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