A. W. McGarvey Law Office - Criminal Defence Legal Fees
Your initial consultation will take between 30 minutes to an hour (or more) depending on the complexity of your situation. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to help you understand your rights. Without any obligation to hire us, we will answer questions and provide practical, as well as legal, information that will help you determine your next steps.
If after the initial consultation you wish to hire us, we will discuss our fee structure with you. Hourly rates are available to all of our clients, and fees and deposits are applied on a case-by-case basis. In addition to fees, there are out of pocket expenses (disbursements), or extraordinary expenses, such as the cost to retain investigators or medical and other experts. In some circumstances legal fees may be reduced at our discretion.
Contingency fee agreements are available for our ICBC and personal injury clients, which means we receive a percentage of your final settlement, with no fees paid until the end of your case. We pay all costs while your case is ongoing, and we get paid when you do.