Criminal lawyer fees may vary according to experience and qualifications.
Criminal lawyer fees also vary according to the following factors:
- The client admits guilt: lower fees.
- The client does not admit guilt: higher fees.
Each case is particular. We divide criminal law cases into three categories.
We generally establish a ceiling price, which reassures our clients.
Access to justice, legal aid and private bar
Please see below for a humorous criticism of the legal aid system. Even if it describes the American system, many parallels can be drawn with our system.
It is wrong to suggest that a legal aid lawyer or one who accepts legal aid assignments is a bad lawyer. The competency of an lawyer depends notably on the time they are willing to allow to your case.
Access to justice does not rhyme with access to a lawyer; the concept rather relies on the amount of time a qualified lawyer will dedicate to your case. Unfortunately, legal aid is not designed to encourage lawyers to spend a great amount of time on cases. Legal aid is rather designed so as to favour quick work.