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How Much Will a Lawyer Cost for Child Pornography Charges in Napanee?

Have you been charged with child pornography-related offences in Napanee or the surrounding areas? These are serious charges with serious consequences so you really need to consult with a lawyer. And when you consult with a lawyer, you are probably also going to be concerned about how much legal representation is going to cost.

Many law firms bill you by the hour and even by tiny increments of an hour, including for time spent talking to you. With that sort of billing system it’s hard to know up-front how much the case will cost.

Aitken Robertson, an established criminal law firm that also serves the Napanee court area, instead offers a block fee billing system in which you are told up-front what the fee will be. With Aitken Robertson’s block fee billing, the fee includes all the work typically done in a case, for example, attending court on your behalf, meeting with you, meeting with the Crown to discuss your case and representing you at the trial or plea.

The amount for the block fee is determined by taking into account the type of case, how complex it is, what course you wish the case to take and the type of outcome. For example, not all cases end up going to trial. If your case is instead concluded with a good plea deal, the costs are likely to be lower than if the matter went to trial. On the other hand, if your child pornography case does go to trial, then the block fee will be higher. If your trial is longer than one day, Aitken Robertson will bill for the cost of a second or subsequent day of trial at 55% of the cost of the first day, not double the cost. If your Aitken Robertson lawyer accomplishes a withdrawal of the criminal charges, then the fee will be higher than if the matter concluded with a guilty plea.

Because few people have budgeted for legal expenses, Aitken Robertson offers flexible monthly payment plans – and these monthly payment plans are interest-free.

Aitken Robertson will not nickel and dime you over most disbursements. You will not be charged for photocopying, postage, mileage, phone calls or meetings with your lawyer. And while with a typical hourly fee system you would be billed every time you picked up the phone to ask your lawyer a question, at Aitken Robertson you will be encouraged to communicate with your lawyer as often as you need to and you will not be billed for the time spent talking to you.

If you’ve been charged with offences relating to child pornography and your matter is in the Napanee court, you can call Aitken Robertson’s Kingston office at 613-531-9099 and get a free half-hour consultation during which you can discuss your charges, and also get a cost estimate for your case.

Lavinia Inbar

I have practised what is sometimes called “poverty law” in the community legal clinic system as well as criminal defence both in private practice and as duty counsel. Besides private retainer clients, I have represented clients on Legal Aid criminal law certificates, including Gladue panel certificates (for Indigenous defendants).

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