HOW MUCH IS A CONSULT WITH YOUR FIRM? CONSULTS DIFFER BASED ON THE TYPE OF CASE YOU HAVE. THEY RANGE FROM FREE TO $60. EVERY CONSULT PROVIDES YOU WITH UP TO ONE HOUR OF AN ATTORNEYS TIME AT A REDUCED RATE AND THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO HIRE US AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE CONSULT. THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET QUALITY ADVICE WITH LITTLE TO NO FINANCIAL COMMITMENT. PLEASE REFER TO THE PRACTICE AREAS SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS ON CONSULT FEES FOR EVERY TYPE OF CASE WE HANDLE. YOU CAN ALSO SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULT ONLINE AND SEE THE CORRESPONDING FEE.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE CONSULT? COMING PREPARED FOR YOUR CONSULT IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE SURE YOU MAKE THE MOST OF THIS IMPORTANT MEETING. for specifics on what documentation you need before your upcoming appointment, visit the appointment formssection.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES? Do you have set fees for certain cases? Every case is different and the facts and circumstances underlying YOUR CASE ARE UNIQUE. DURING YOUR INITIAL CONSULT, THE ATTORNEY WILL SPEAK WITH YOU IN DETAIL ABOUT THE TYPES OF FEES YOU CAN EXPECT. CERTAIN TYPES OF CASES ARE APPROPRIATE FOR A FLAT FEE ARRANGEMENT WHERE OTHERS ARE APPROPRIATE FOR AN HOURLY BILLING ARRANGEMENT. FEES WILL BE FULLY DISCUSSED AND AGREED UPON BEFORE YOU SIGN A RETAINER AGREEMENT WITH OUR FIRM.
DO YOU TAKE CREDIT CARDS? YES. WE ACCEPT THE ALL CREDIT CARDS, CASH, CASHIER’S CHECKS, PERSONAL CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS. WE ALSO ACCEPT PAYMENTS ONLINE VIA PAYPAL AND OUR ONLINE CLIENT PORTAL.
When are you availAble to discuss my case? OUR GOAL IS TO SERVE YOU IMMEDIATELY AND EFFICIENTLY. we understand that crises can occur AND We will DO OUR BEST TO adjust our schedules to accommodate YOUR requests. WE OFFER CONSULTS DAILY BUT THEY OFTEN FILL UP DAYS IN ADVANCE. IF YOU FEEL YOUR CASE IS AN EMERGENCY OR YOU ARE FACING A DEADLINE, PLEASE LET US KNOW AND WE WILL DO WHATEVER POSSIBLE TO ACCOMMODATE YOU.
Can you guarantee an outcome to my case? No lawyer can guarantee an outcome to a criminal case. the Provence Messervy law firm, however, guarantee that we will work diligently for you to secure the best possible result. We also guarantee to be available to answer your questions and to share all important developments and information pertaining to your case in a timely manner. Your health, livelihood, freedom and safety are our top priority.
Are there certain kinds of criminal cases you do not take? We practice criminal law at every level of court in South Carolina: local, state and federal. This includes traffic offenses, magistrate and municipal offenses, misdemeanors and felonies at the state and federal level. We represent both juveniles and adults charged with crimes. We also can assist you in collateral administrative matters, such as forfeiture suits, school disciplinary proceedings and license revocation proceedings resulting from a criminal offense.
I have a prior criminal record and a new criminal charge. Does this mean I am going to jail? Not necessarily. Your criminal records can be a factor evaluated into whether a judge will sentence you to jail time, but it depends on what charges are on your record and what you are currently charged with.
Who makes the decisions regarding the resolution of my case-you or me? All decisions are made with your knowledge and input. WE will advise you regarding a number of legal decisions, such as what investigation is required, what documents need to be obtained or what witnesses need to be interviewed. The ultimate resolution of a case, like whether or not to accept a plea offer or proceed to trial, will be yours. We will advise you of our opinion as to the best course of action, leave the decision to you, and proceed accordingly.