ExFeds P.L.C. Fees
Fees charged by ExFeds P.L.C. vary, depending on the type and complexity of a case. A simple misdemeanor or felony is likely to be quoted as a flat fee. A complex case will generally require an hourly fee arrangement.
ExFeds will evaluate your case at no cost to you. For simple matters, this evaluation will usually be done via telephone. In more complex matters, we may meet with you at our office so that we may better determine the best course of action. Be prepared to tell us what the charge is, the jurisdiction where charged and your involvement in the case. We will ask you a series of questions to determine how to proceed and then give you a general estimate as to the cost of representation. The initial evaluation does not mean that we formally represent you. Formal representation begins with a formal agreement to include a fee agreement. However, formal representation notwithstanding, the initial evaluation is done in total confidence and all communications between the potential client and our attorney are privileged communication. As with all communication with us, you must be totally honest and disclose every material fact known to you. If it is discovered at a later date that you have not been honest with us or have withheld information, any fee and representation agreement is subject to change or cancellation.
First Formal Consultation
Following our initial evaluation, you decide if you want to do a first consultation with us. That consultation will usually take place at our office with one or more attorneys experienced in the areas of law that apply to your particular case. For this stage, we require that you place a $250 deposit payment with us. This can be done via credit card or check. Should you decide to use us to formally represent you in the matter, your $250 will be applied to the agreed fee structure described below. Should you not continue to use us to represent you, we will retain your deposit for our time spent on the matter. The first consultation will include a comprehensive review of the theories of defense for your case
Most criminal matters can be handled under a flat fee arrangement. Once we have heard the facts and circumstances of the case, we can quote a flat fee for representation of that matter. This arrangement will be done pursuant to an engagement agreement that you must sign and return along with the quoted fee. As described above in the initial evaluation section, in all communication with us, you must be totally honest and disclose every material fact known to you. If it is discovered at a later date that you have not been honest with us or have withheld information, any fee and representation agreement is subject to change or cancellation.
In certain cases, the client is subject to complex and/or wide ranging charges. In these cases, we may require an hourly fee arrangement since it is very difficult to predict the course of representation. An example of such cases are criminal tax matters. We will determine at the initial evaluation session which type of fee arrangement is required. You will understand our planned course of action and be given a range of cost of the representation. The attorneys at ExFeds hourly fees are competitive with other reputable criminal defense attorneys in Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Internal Investigation Fees
ExFeds has considerable experience conducting internal investigations. The fee structure of such representation is similar to that of criminal defense. If the investigation is focused on one issue, we may quote a flat fee for that service. If the internal investigation requires in-depth research and interrogations, we may require an hourly fee. Following the above described initial consultation, we will advise you which arrangement is appropriate for your matter.