Posted by Phoenix Drug Possession Attorney Nick Alcock:
This is a very common question I receive from clients throughout the valley. The first thing you need to do if you are facing a drug possession charge in Arizona is consult with an attorney. If you are not happy or just don’t feel comfortable with the first lawyer you sit down with, I would suggest you shop around. You want to hire an attorney who is the right fit for you.
As far as what you should expect to pay for a drug possession charge in Arizona, any attorney will need to first talk to you and discuss all the potential issues and problems in the case. Depending on the nature of your charges, attorney fees will vary. You can expect the fees to be consistent with the nature of the charges. But without knowing the facts of your individual case, a lawyer cannot possibly give you a final cost. That’s what makes that initial conversation with an attorney so very necessary. What may surprise you is that some highly experienced attorneys will actually charge less than other attorneys simply because they have become very skilled at handling certain types of cases. They can therefore afford to offer a lower price to accept your case because it takes less of their time and effort to do the legal research.
The most important factor in determining what an attorney decides to charge a client to take on a drug possession case usually depends on the drug that the client is being charged with. Both the amount and the type of substance involved determine whether you are looking at a simple misdemeanor or a more complicated felony case. The cost of your particular case will also largely depend on whether or not you have any prior felony convictions or other open cases, such as probation cases. There are a number of different ways your case can be defended, and a skilled attorney will know them all. Each case is uniquely different and can carry different punishments if convicted. Most simple drug possession cases resolve with plea bargains or other types of resolutions.
At Alcock & Associates, our attorneys will always provide you with a written fee agreement. We will make sure you fully understand what is covered before you sign with us so there are never any surprises later on. Give us a call today at 602-989-5000 to set up a free consultation. Our highly experienced defense attorneys are ready to help defend you today.
Here at Alcock and Associates our team and staff are dedicated to helping and representing YOU. The first step is to understand your case. We will take the time to get to know you and your legal situation so that we are best able to answer all of your questions. After your initial consultation with our attorneys, you will know what you are facing and what can happen to your case.
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