O'BRIEN LAW OFFICE

Criminal Defence Lawyer

What about fees?

  • The first 30 minute consultation is FREE. At the end of the consultation, an estimate of fees will be provided

  • Fees are determined on a block fee basis (i.e. a certain fee will be charged for a bail hearing, for a guilty plea, for a trial)

  • Money paid by the client is deposited into the firm's trust account. Funds cannot be withdrawn until an invoice is prepared and sent to the client, detailing the legal work performed

  • Money paid by the client is put towards the retainer, taxes, and disbursements 

  • Regular payment plans are available to accommodate clients

  • The retainer agreement is a written contract signed by the client. Clients must honour their part of the agreement and keep on top of payments


  • In certain cases, Carl also will accept Legal Aid Certificates for clients who cannot afford a lawyer