Free Initial Consultation

Choosing an attorney to represent you in a criminal case is one of the most important things you do when facing criminal charges. At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, our experienced Bay Area defense attorneys  are here to speak with you about your matter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC offers a free one-hour consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys to discuss your matter. The  initial consultation is a confidential consultation covered by the attorney-client privilege where you can learn how our hard-working team of Bay Area defense attorneys can help you get the best results possible for your matter.

Flat Fees

At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC we are committed to providing affordable legal services to our clients and offer flat fees in many of our cases. A flat fee is a set amount the client pays for our services as set forth in an agreement. Once the client pays the flat fee agreed upon, the client is not responsible for paying any additional amount towards legal fees, with the exception of case expenses, such as court filing costs, private investigators and experts. The advantage of a flat fee is that our client knows exactly what they are paying for so they can focus on obtaining the best criminal defense possible for their matter instead of worrying about legal fees becoming more expensive than what they expected. Our team of Bay Area criminal defense attorneys dedicate a great deal of time to each individual case and often provide substantially more hours of work that would otherwise result in a high fee if charged on an hourly basis.  Another great advantage of flat fees for clients is in the event we work less hours than covered by the flat fee, we refund the difference! Because flat fees offer our clients the benefit of knowing what to expect in terms of legal fees for their matter, we do generally require flat fees to be paid in full prior to commencing work.

Non-Flat Fees

Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC represents clients in all areas of state and federal criminal law. Some cases, however, are more unpredictable than others in terms of the amount of time, evidence available and resources that are necessary to effectively represent the client. In some cases, we are not able to settle on a flat fee because it is impossible to accurately estimate the total cost at the time we are hired. In non-flat fee cases, we often request an initial retainer amount and set up a payment plan for future fees that accrue. The advantage of a non-flat fee is that it allows clients to make payments throughout the case based on the legal fees accrued throughout the duration of the case.  In non-flat fee cases our clients are continuously updated with the status of their case and work closely with their attorney so they know what work needs to be done and what to expect in terms of additional legal fees.

Payment Methods

When you or a loved one are facing serious criminal charges, hiring the best Bay Area Criminal Attorney is your main goal. However, sometimes clients and families are not financially prepared to afford the cost involved in hiring the best defense attorneys. Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC always has its clients’ best interest at heart, so we have researched various ways we can assist clients and loved ones in accessing funds to be able to obtain the best criminal defense possible.  Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC provides a wide variety of payment methods to enable our clients and their loved ones the ability to hire the best Bay Area criminal defense attorneys for their matter.

In Person Payments

Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC offers traditional in person payment methods. Clients and loved ones are welcome to make a cash, check or credit card payment in person at our office at any time. Appointments are not necessary for making in person payments.

Credit Card and Debit Card Payments

Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC accepts all major credit cards. Credit card payments can be made in person at our San Francisco office, or done over the telephone with our friendly and helpful staff. Appointments are not necessary to make in person or telephonic payments with our office.

CardX Credit Card Payments

CardX is an online service where clients and loved ones can make a credit card or debit card payment directly from our website. When making a payment using CardX, clients have the ability to set up a one-time payment, or installment payments consistent with the terms of their retainer agreement. Please note that there is a 3.5% surcharge (paid directly to CardX) for all credit card payments.

Click on the link below to set up your credit card or debit card payment using CardX:

Financing Options

Sometimes clients and their loved ones are unable to use traditional methods of payment for attorney fees. At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, we offer our clients an option to finance legal fees using FlexxBuy.

FlexxBuy is an online service that provides financing options to clients and loved ones. Using FlexxBuy, clients and their loved ones can submit a quick online form and get pre-qualified from potentially multiple lenders within seconds. With FlexxBuy there are no hard credit checks and credit will not be affected.

To see what your financing options are, click on the FlexxBuy link below:

Electronic Check Payments

Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC offers our clients the ability to easily make a payment directly from their checking account with no processing fees associated via electronic check. To utilize the electronic check payment feature, simply click on the link below and submit the completed payment form!


Typical/Average Costs

  • Misdemeanor: $3,000 – $7,500.
  • State Felonies Through Preliminary Hearing: $6,000 – $25,000.
  • State Trials and State Appeals: Please inquire during our initial consultation; case dependent.
  • Federal Felony Trials and Federal Appeals: Please inquire during our initial consultation; case dependent.
  • Federal and State Writs of Habeas Corpus: Please inquire during our initial consultation; case dependent.
  • Federal and State Extradition Matters: Please inquire during our initial consultation; case dependent.

If you are charged with a white collar offense, murder, felony strikes, a violent crime, a serious sexual offense, or your case is more complex or serious than the average case, your legal fees may be higher. It is always best to schedule a free consultation and get a quote directly from us based on your specific circumstances.

The information on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended, nor should it be taken, as legal advice. The information may or may not apply to your case or situation. Please do not rely on any information on this website as legal advice from an attorney because it is not legal advice. Please contact us if you have any questions, and we will be happy to have one of our lawyers talk to you. Any preliminary consultation between you and a lawyer from our firm is covered by the attorney-client privilege.