Legal Fees




Atlanta Criminal Defense Team’s Fees Overview

Atlanta Criminal Defense Team understands that every client, who needs a criminal defense attorney, is already dealing with a very urgent and stressful situation. We recognize that affording an experienced criminal defense lawyer is yet another burden for our clients. We are mindful of the fact that each case is unique and every client has the right to know how much their criminal defense representation will cost. Atlanta Criminal Defense Team believes that everyone is entitled to aggressive, client-centered representation, which is why we offer fee structures that best fit the needs of our clients.

Atlanta Criminal Defense Team’s Flat Fees

A flat fee is a one-time fee, which is paid in full upon hiring Atlanta Criminal Defense Team and covers all aspects of our representation, except jury trial, including: communications with the client; case investigation; discovery review; drafting and filing motions; court appearances; communications with the prosecutor and the court; and negotiations of the best possible resolution for the client.
Atlanta Criminal Defense Team will never surprise a client with hidden fees for flat fee cases. Our clients can rest assured that the one-time fee quoted during our free phone consultation will be the total cost of our representation.
PLEASE NOTE: A jury trial is the only aspect of our criminal defense representation not included in the flat fee. The right to have a jury trial belongs to the client and a client is the only person, who can decide if their case will proceed to a jury trial. Atlanta Criminal Defense Team has been exceedingly successful at favorably resolving (with a dismissal or a reduction of the charges) nearly all of our flat fee cases long before they get to the trial stage and we will always respect our client’s decision regarding jury trial. Payment of a jury trial fee will be required only if a client decides to proceed to a jury trial.

Atlanta Criminal Defense Team’s Flat Fee Cases

  • Domestic Violence (Misdemeanor)
  • DUI (Misdemeanor)
  • Reckless Driving
  • Hit and Run (Misdemeanor)
  • Homicide by Vehicle – 2nd Degree (Misdemeanor)
  • Possession of Marijuana Less Than One Ounce
  • Possession of Marijuana (Felony Amount)
  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Heroine
  • Possession of Controlled Substances
  • Theft by Shoplifting
*This list contains some of our typical flat fee cases; it is not an exhaustive list of all the flat fee cases we handle.

Atlanta Criminal Defense Team’s Retainer Fees

A retainer fee is a deposit, which is paid upon hiring Atlanta Criminal Defense Team and is held in our trust account throughout the duration of our representation. We bill for our legal services on an hourly basis. At the end of every month, during which we worked on the client’s case, we will charge all costs, expenses, and fees for legal services against the client’s retainer fee deposit. The client must replenish all such charges within 15 days of receiving their invoice. Our clients are only charged for legal services performed, so they may not receive an invoice every month.
The client agrees to pay Atlanta Criminal Defense Team in advance for all the work to be performed by maintaining a retainer fee deposit, of the agreed-upon amount, during the course of our representation. Atlanta Criminal Defense Team’s retainer fee deposit is refundable and any money not used for costs, expenses, and legal fees will be refunded to the client at the conclusion of our representation.
Atlanta Criminal Defense Team utilizes retainer fees for serious criminal cases, which are typically unique and complex, take longer to resolve, and require the expertise of our top-rated criminal defense attorneys. Instead of paying an enormous, up-front flat fee, our clients pay only for legal services they receive. Atlanta Criminal Defense Team’s retainer fee affords more people access to the best, most aggressive, and experienced criminal defense lawyers in Atlanta and its surrounding areas.

Atlanta Criminal Defense Team’s Retainer Fee Cases

  • Malice Murder
  • Felony Murder
  • Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Armed Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Criminal Gang Activity
  • RICO
  • Burglary
  • Home Invasion
  • Drug Trafficking
*This list contains some of our typical retainer fee cases; it is not an exhaustive list of all the retainer fee cases we handle.

Atlanta Criminal Defense Team’s Accepted Payment Methods

We are dedicated to providing our clients with easy, hassle-free payment options. Most of our clients prefer paying via their online client portal. Atlanta Criminal Defense Team accepts the following payment methods:
  • Cash
  • eCheck
  • Cashier’s Checks
  • Money Orders
  • Wire Transfers
  • Debit Cards
  • Credit Cards

Atlanta Criminal Defense Team’s Payment Plans

In certain circumstances, Atlanta Criminal Defense Team is happy to offer payment plans to some flat fee clients. Whether we can offer you a payment plan depends on specific factors, such as: the age of your case; the number of times your case has previously been called to court; the length of time between our free phone consultation and your next scheduled court appearance; and the complexity of your defense. To find out if your case qualifies for a payment plan, please contact Atlanta Criminal Defense Team for a free phone consultation today.
*Payment plans are not guaranteed for all flat fee cases. Our attorneys retain sole discretion regarding the terms of any potential payment plans.

Atlanta Criminal Defense Team’s Third-Party Financing Options

Atlanta Criminal Defense Team is excited to offer a new way for our clients to pay! ClientCredit, powered by Affirm, allows you to finance your payment to us with no hidden fees, no late charges, and no surprises.
To take advantage of ClientCredit, simply look for the “Pay Later” option on our LawPay payment page. Selecting this option will open an online application for financing through Affirm. To apply, you will enter a few pieces of information and get a real-time decision.
To learn more about ClientCredit by Affirm, please read the FAQs here. Payment options through Affirm are provided by these lending partners:
*Subject to eligibility. Atlanta Criminal Defense Team is not affiliated with Affirm and has no control over which clients qualify for ClientCredit.

Contact Us About Our Criminal Defense Services

We offer free and confidential phone consultations. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys are available to answer all of your questions. We are committed to providing quality representation and obtaining the best possible outcome for each of our clients. If you are facing criminal charges and your freedom is at stake, you need passionate advocates on your side. Contact Atlanta Criminal Defense Team today and let us fight for you!
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