What to expect
Michelle will meet with you over the telephone or in person to discuss the allegations made against you and answer any questions you have. For many people charged with an offence, this is an important first step in information-gathering. There is no charge for your initial meetings with Michelle and for her to answer your questions.
Following the initial consultation, you may wish to retain Michelle as your lawyer. To assist with your criminal charges, Michelle charges only flat-rate fee legal fees, and does not bill by the hour. A flat-rate fee ensures that clients understand from the beginning how much their fees will be before they hire their lawyer. Michelle will be able to provide you with a flat-fee quote following your initial consultation.
To formally retain a lawyer, you must provide a retainer fee so that your lawyer can begin working on your file. This retainer fee functions as a deposit toward the entire flat-rate fee quoted. Many people find it difficult to pay all their legal fees up front. Installation payments can be easily arranged over the length of your criminal matter.