Initial call. When you call me, the attorney-client privilege and my duty of confidentiality will keep our
conversation private, even if you choose not to retain me. I won't charge you for the first half-hour of our
conversation. Once I learn the nature of the problem, I will explain your legal rights and I will describe
legal strategies that may assist you.

Prompt legal advice. I cannot overestimate the benefits of prompt, practical legal advice. People under
investigation often make grave mistakes. They may misunderstand the law, or fail to understand how law
enforcement agencies obtain evidence. When you face legal proceedings that can change your life, you
need good advice.

Honest counsel. A misdemeanor or simple felony can take between three and six months to resolve.
More serious or complex felonies can last longer than one year. During this process, you should develop a
productive and professional relationship with your lawyer. If you choose me as your lawyer, I will tell you
the truth at every stage of the process. If you have a good chance of winning acquital at trial, I will tell
you. If the prosecutor makes a fair offer, I will tell you that also. A lawyer can guide you in the process,
but in every criminal case, the time will come when you will need to decide whether to settle or fight. I
will prepare you to make that critical decision.

Fees. If you decide to retain me, you will need to sign a retainer agreement and pay a retention fee. I
charge reasonable and fair flat fees to handle your legal matter to the end of trial. I handle most
misdemeanors for $1,000 to $3,000. A felony matter costs from $4,000 to $8,000. If an appeal becomes
necessary, I will refer an experienced appellate lawyer.

Investigation. Upon payment of your retention fee, I will investigate the facts by contacting the
prosecutor, law enforcement agencies, and potential witnesses to understand the legal, procedural and
evidentiary framework of your case. I will appear with you in court. I will work diligently and skillfully to
minimize the charges against you, to secure favorable offers from the prosecution and, when necessary,
to defend you at trial.
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