How Much Does a Lawyer Cost for a Florida Criminal Case?

The cost of a criminal lawyer will vary depending on the type of case.  The more serious crimes usually cost more.  Hiring a lawyer to defend you for a Florida grand theft or burglary case will cost more than fees for hiring a lawyer to defend you for misdemeanor Florida possession or marijuana charges.  A criminal defense attorney may also charge different rates depending on the number of charges.  A lawyer may charge a specific rate to represent you for some charges, such as driving on a suspended license ticket, and it will usually cost more for the same Florida attorney to represent you in a DUI, driving on a suspended license, or reckless driving ticket.

Cost for Attorney

The Price of a Florida juvenile defense lawyer will also vary based on the crime.

Just like adult cases, juvenile criminal case fees may vary.  If your child has been arrested for domestic battery charges, it will usually cost less than if your child had been arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm.  The price of a defense attorney may be lower if your child is a first time offender.  If your criminal attorney has a head start in a case, he or she may be able to negotiate a disposition with the prosecutor.  This may result in the juvenile criminal charges being dropped or amended to a lesser offense.  Juvenile delinquent charges deserve the same attention that adult cases receive.

Criminal cases may result in a criminal record, incarceration in a detention facility, and/or probation.  When a person is going through a criminal case, their family is going through the same thing.  It is important to focus on the family and helping the children.  At 20 Miles Law, you will get the help that you need from a lawyer.

If you are worried about being able to afford a criminal lawyer in Jacksonville or northeast Florida, you should call and ask about prices.  It does not take long for a lawyer to evaluate a case and give a price quote for your attorney fee and retainer.  She may go through a series of questions with you about the case to get a better idea.  Just be open and honest, so you both are on the same page.  When you are deciding on hiring a Florida lawyer, do not be shy.  Ask the lawyer about his or her experience with juvenile cases.  Ask about the attorney’s courtroom and trial experience.  20 Miles Law is a Jacksonville law office that will concentrate on helping your family through this.  You may call (904) 564-2525 or email a lawyer.

About Cynthia, 20 Miles Law

Cynthia Veintemillas

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Cynthia Veintemillas is an experienced Florida attorney. She began her legal career at the public defender’s office in Jacksonville, Florida. Her primary practice fields include criminal defense, litigation, and family law. She has also represented many people facing foreclosure in Duval County, Clay County, and St. Johns County, Florida.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Florida, 2006
  • South Carolina, 2007
  • Middle District of Florida, 2009

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Florida Bar 
Member Since: 2006
  • South Carolina 
Member Since: 2007
  • Jacksonville Bar 
Member Since: 2008
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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