You should look for an attorney who is experienced in criminal law, who will work hard on your case, and who is not afraid to go to fight for your rights and freedom. Jessica Agnich is an experienced attorney who has represented hundreds of criminal clients in the Bay Area. She has a reputation in the criminal defense community as being a dedicated defender who works extremely hard for the rights of her clients. Jessica Agnich is a skilled trial attorney with a proven track record of success in jury trial, and she always brings determination and compassion to the representation of her clients.
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For most criminal cases the Law Office of Jessica Agnich charges a "flat fee," as opposed to an hourly rate. The flat fee could be for the entire case from initial consultation until post-sentence motions, or it could just be for a "stage" of the criminal case, such as up to the preliminary hearing. The fee depends upon the seriousness of the offense, and the amount of work the case will involve.
You may be charged with expenses relating to your case as well, depending on the individual case. These expenses may include investigator's fees, expert witness fees and transcription fees. Normally, the defendant is responsible for these fees, but no decisions about additional fees will be made until you are notified by your attorney.
Attorneys are barred by ethical rules from accepting a criminal case on a contingency fee basis. In other words, a criminal defense lawyer cannot charge you only if you win at trial or receive a favorable plea agreement.
The initial consultation with Jessica Agnich is free, whether you hire her or not.
The initial consultation with Jessica Agnich is free. If you choose not to hire her, you will not be charged any fees. If you decide to hire her, you will then be asked to sign a fee agreement and make payment prior to the first court appearance in your case.
Any statements made during the consultation are confidential, and the attorney-client privilege applies even if you decide not to hire Jessica Agnich after your free consultation.
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