Seasoned Criminal Defense Lawyers Answer the Age Old Question, "Can I Pay My Legal Fees After You Handle My Case"?
The Experienced Raleigh, NC, Criminal Defense Lawyers of Kurtz & Blum Discuss Fee Arrangements in Criminal Cases
A question that we hear all the time in criminal and domestic cases is whether we can resolve someone's case before we’ve been paid. The short answer is no, we can’t. We have to be paid in full before we resolve a case. That's not to say that we don't want to help or that we don't understand how difficult it can be to find money to pay your lawyer when you may be worried about paying your rent or your light bill. We get it, we really do. We get it because we pay rent and mortgages and light bills too.
Here at Kurtz & Blum, unlike some solo practitioners with no staff and simply a cell phone, we are a fully staffed law firm with trained professionals and lawyers ready to serve you when you need us the most. But providing top-notch legal representation as well as exemplary customer service is expensive. In order for us to be able to continue to provide this high level of quality we simply must insist upon full payment prior to resolving a case. We're happy to try and work with you and to work out payment arrangements but we are unable to extend those beyond the duration of the case. So do ask us about what kind of financial arrangements we can make, just keep in mind that there's a limit to how long those arrangements can extend.
Our criminal defense attorneys help people throughout Wake County, North Carolina. We frequently handle offenses arising out of the following cities: New Hope, Fuquay-Varina, Raleigh, Knightdale, Wake Forest, Apex, Wendell, Rolesville, Holly Springs, Zebulon, Garner, Morrisville and Cary.