The entire legal fee was paid $3500 by Joshua's mother. The letter states:
Contract of Employment for Legal Services
RE: State of Texas Vs. Joshua Geist
Charge: Assault Public Servant-Probation Violation
Case # XXXXX
J Michael Priece herein "attorney" hereby agrees to represent Joshua Geist, client, in the above matter in consideration for a legal fee of $3500. The legal fee is for representation for violation/modification of probation legal expenses in the above referenced case and is non-refundable. If this fee is not paid in full, client understands attorney may withdraw rep. of client. This fee does not include a contested revocation hearing, if one is scheduled...then goes on to say other fees not included which are rep before a parole board
or an appeal case, these fees would be additional and it states ammounts. Then it goes on to say other fees not included if investigation
, photographs, transcipst, witnesses, subponeas are needed.
It is expressly agreed and understood by the parties that no promises or guarantees as to the outcome of the matter have been made. Attorney does agree to exert his best efforts at all times while representing the client in this case. Dated and signed by the attorney and Joshua, then ammount that was paid and when paid is noted $3500.