How much should i expect to spend on a defense attorney for petit larceny?

Asked about 1 year ago - Buffalo, NY

So long story short, i was with my roommate at Walmart buying groceries. He was shoplifting and i wasn't. but i got arrested because i was with him. They thought i was his partner in stealing. I spoke to a defense attorney and he said the best thing for me right now is to try and get an ACD and that his fee is $1500. Is this price reasonable?

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  1. Anthony Michael Solis

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    Answered . That price is certainly reasonable.

  2. Howard A. Schwartz

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    Answered . There is no correct answer. Attorneys charge prices that vary widely byou should consult with a number if attorneys before deciding. If you are financially eligible the court may appoint counsel. Good luck.

    I have been a criminal attorney in New York for almost 25 years. website: Brooklynlaw.net Phone #: 718-208-6094... more
  3. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . Lawyers charge based on their experience and the complexity of the case.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more
  4. Zachary Peter Reibstein

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    Answered . That definitely sounds reasonable for a case like this. Expect to spend more if the case actually proceeds to trial, though.

    For more information visit www.reibsteinlaw.com. Please note that unless a formal letter of engagement or retainer... more

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