Written by attorney John P Rutkowski

How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Attorney in a Criminal Case in Florida

Typically, a fee in a criminal case is based on the nature of the charge, the individual background, and the amount of work it would take the attorney to defend the individual. Each individual is unique. Each case is unique. Some lawyers, like myself, gauge fees upon what my client earns, how much they can afford, and the nature of the charge. I try to work with my clients.

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Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-three years. Prior to practicing law Mr. Rutkowski served twelve years as a deputy sheriff, retiring to attend law school. Starting his law-enforcement career as a patrol deputy which included two years on the DUI squad; Mr. Rutkowski moved up the ranks becoming a corporal in the field training program which give him the responsibility for training new recruits. After law school Mr. Rutkowski became an Assist State Attorney where he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony crimes before dedicating his law practice solely to criminal defense. Along with his work in law enforcement and as an attorney, Mr. Rutkowski spent fifteen years in the army reserve staring as an enlistee, eventually attending and completing officer candidate school and being commissioned as an infantry officer.

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