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Lawyer's Assistant: It can cost anywhere from $10 to $100, depending on the type of issue and how much of the Criminal Lawyer's time your question is expected to take (how complex and lengthy an answer you require).

How about the actual defense would 10,000 cover it

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Pa

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No he has public defender right now

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I just don't know where to start

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Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 11 months ago
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Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 11 months ago

How much a lawyer will cost depends on the amount of time the lawyer thinks he'll have to put into a case in order to solve his client's problem. They set their rates based on an estimate of how much work they'll have to do.

So it depends on what the client wants. If the defendant wants his lawyer to negotiate a plea agreement, $10,000 should cover it. If the defendant wants to go all the way to trial, it can be more than that, as the lawyer has to put in many more court appearances, file motions, conduct investigations, and prepare for hearings and the trial itself.

The best way to get a good ballpark estimate would be to contact your county's bar association, as rates also have to do with what the local population can afford. They can tell you what the average cost of representation would be to defend a criminal defendant all the way to verdict on a drug trial. in your area of Pennsylvania. I'd estimate upwards of $15K.

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Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 11 months ago

Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.

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