There are few things as stressful as being charged with a crime. Not only are you concerned with the potential life-long implications of a criminal conviction, but you are also worried about the financial hardship it will cause you and your family. So, you take to the Internet to find an affordable lawyer.
You will see ads from lawyers offering discount rates, inexpensive payments plans, and promises of great outcomes. The problem is – how do you know who to trust?
Lawyers can be expensive. You are hiring a highly trained professional to handle a serious situation. Would you go online and search for discount surgeons to remove a tumor? Of course not! You would search for the best surgeon you could find to get the best possible outcome.
You will find that the rates lawyers charge vary greatly. A DUI case, for example, may cost you anywhere from $2,000 to $15,000, depending on which lawyer you talk to. With such a big price difference, how do you know who to hire?
My advice is: talk to the lawyer. Does the lawyer seem knowledgeable about the charges you are facing? Do you feel like the lawyer is being honest? Does the lawyer have reviews or testimonials from past clients?
A good lawyer will never promise you a certain outcome in your case. Instead, the lawyer will tell you about your options, the potential legal issues, and the potential results. Before you decide to hire a lawyer, you should feel comfortable with that lawyer. You are going to trust your future to him or her.
At the Law Office of Brian Chase, we try to offer affordable rates, but we are not the cheapest in town. We also try to offer payment plans and options for financing the legal fee. We want our clients to get the possible representation without breaking the bank. But, above all else, we will never pressure you into hiring us. We will not try to push you into hiring a lawyer you cannot afford, or promise you an outcome we cannot deliver.
We believe it is important to have a good relationship with your lawyer. That relationship must be built on trust and respect. We offer free consultations so you can meet with us and decide for yourself if the Law Office of Brian Chase is right for you.