Criminal Law *
Initial Criminal Law Retainer
Starts at $3000
Bail Hearing (Excluding HST)
$1500 or more
Resolution of charges before trial/ preliminary inquiry date is set (e.g. diversion, peace bond, guilty plea, or withdrawal)
The trial may cost from $5000 to $20,000 or higher depending upon the complexity of the case, the stage of proceedings, the number of witnesses, and other facts, including whether or not the matter can be disposed of without a trial. Therefore, trial fees are determined on case-by-case basis. If a trial is required, a further retainer must be paid as requested.
*This is a simple fee schedule. Fees may vary depending upon the nature of the case, the stage of proceedings, the complexity, and other factors. In all other situations, the hourly rate of $250 applies. Initial retainer varies with each case.
Fee mentioned above does not include HST. As of July 1st, 2010, all lawyers must charge HST for their services.
Disbursements will be charged in addition to the fee. Our retainer agreement sets out the disbursement costs.
During the initial consultation you can request a copy for review.
Fee schedule is subject to change without further notice at the sole discretion of Dhaliwal & Dhaliwal LLP.