Experienced criminal defense lawyers in the Eugene, Oregon area charge between $300 and $500 dollars an hour. They will ask you to deposit a sum of money into a trust account (this is called the “retainer”) and they pay themselves out of the retainer. When the case is over, they return whatever is left in the account. For simple cases, the retainer may be as little as $1500. For complex cases such as securities fraud, the retainer will run you tens of thousands of dollars. Some lawyers offer “flat fees.” Instead of charging by the hour, they agree to represent you for a flat fee payable up front.
Eugene, Oregon criminal defense lawyer Anna P. Sammons charges $350 an hour. She greatly values your time and your money, and considers it her job to not only get you the best possible outcome, but also to minimize the stress, emotional pain, and financial cost of being charged with a criminal offense.