Our Criminal Defence Pricing & Packages
Don’t worry, we always try to work within a budget that’s comfortable and fair for everyone.
Our fees and cost depend on the scope and amount of work involved – this is something that we always discuss and agree on with you before we start work.
To ensure that you’re only paying for work that you actually need, we’ll make adjustments to our rates later depending on any increase or decrease in the actual scope and complexity of work.
If you’d like to have an idea of how we aim to make our legal services accessible and affordable, here’s an example of our suggested pricing and sample legal services package for a typical case:
Example: A “Plead Guilty” Case
|Item & Scope of Work||Fixed Fees|
|Fact-finding: we collect, compile, organise and review background information, facts, evidence and materials relating to your case.||$250|
|1st Court hearing (get adjournment): we attend on your behalf to get an adjournment (postponement) of the Court hearing to give us more time to get full and detailed instructions from you and to prepare any letters of appeal or representation.||$250|
|Advice on strategy and sentence: we assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case, compare risks vs rewards and conduct cost-benefit analyses to help you make a better more well-informed decision.||$250|
|Letter of Representation: we craft and put together a suitable letter of appeal or representation to explain, clarify and negotiate with the Prosecution and authorities to try to obtain a favourable and desired outcome in your case.||$1,250|
|2nd Court hearing (update Court): we attend Court on your behalf to get an update of the status of our letters of appeal or representation.||$250|
|Further Letter of Representation: we issue a second letter of appeal or representation to make further clarifications or new arguments on your behalf.||$500|
|Plea-negotiation & plea-bargaining: we follow-up with our letters of appeal or representation and conduct a discussion or meeting with the Prosecution and authorities, on your behalf, on a confidential and without prejudice basis to obtain a favourable and desired outcome in your case.||$250|
|Advice on Prosecution’s proposal: we give you our honest and objective views on whether you should accept or reject the Prosecution’s proposal and reply to our letters of appeal or representation.||$250|
|3rd Court hearing (confirm position): we attend Court on your behalf to give an update of the status of your case i.e. whether you will accept or reject the Prosecution’s proposal.||$250|
|Mitigation plea: we prepare a written Mitigation Plea in Court to argue for the most favourable or lowest sentence that is feasible and appropriate based on the unique facts of your case.||$1,250|
|4th Court hearing (Plead Guilty Mention): we attend Court and present the written Mitigation Plea in Court to argue for the most favourable or lowest sentence that is feasible and appropriate based on the unique facts of your case.||$250|
*Note: actual costs will depend on the agreed scope and amount of work involved (e.g. how many terms are already agreed between the couple); further adjustments will be made to rates depending on any increase or decrease in the actual scope and complexity of work.
In order to help you better manage your finances and keep track of your legal expenses, we can work out instalment payments of our transparent and fixed fees if you need extra help with your cashflow – this helps you afford the legal support that you need, and it also gives us the opportunity to be involved in your case and help you.
We’ll always make time for you.
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