I pay my attorney by the hour. The charges were filed in 2010 and I've spent a year going back and forth in court with continuances, evidence motions and omnibus hearings. I paid my attorney another $20k in November 2011. Now my attorney is asking for another $20k to prepare for trial, which will be approx. 3 weeks. Can someone tell me how much a Class C felony case (including 3 week trial) costs in Washington State? This is getting very expensive and I'm not sure I can continue paying these fees.