Legal Fees

The initial in-person consultation to discuss your legal matter is FREE. Once you make a decision that you wish to retain Mr. Israels’ services, legal fees are discussed. These fees vary from case to case, and will often depend upon the complexity and nature of the criminal charge(s) that you are faced with, review of the Police report, and/or the nature of the problem (such as the return of seized money or property).

Criminal Defence Lawyers do not usually charge on a per hour schedule; rather, fees are determined on a “fixed fee” basis – in other words, one sum will cover the cost from the moment Mr. Israels is retained, to the conclusion of the file.  Often Mr. Israels will be able to quote an exact dollar amount so that the Client is fully aware of the cost at the outset; if not, Mr. Israels will quote a “range” of fees to be expected.  Once the fee has been quoted, there are no hidden costs or additional expenses incurrred by the Client. In other words, your legal fees will cover ALL aspects of Mr. Israels’ involvement in your file, including: all Court appearances, the use of the articled student, legal research, preparation, photocopying, letters, postage, correspondence, and personal meetings.

If you are not in a financial position to pay the fees at the outset, our Office provides the Client with the option of entering into a manageable payment plan schedule. For your convenience, Mr. Israels accepts Visa, Mastercard, direct debit (Interac), cheque, or cash.

Recent Cases

R. v. S.D. [2016]
Charge of assault causing bodily harm (domestic) – challenge to Complainant’s credibility and evidence – successfully resolved – charge dropped – STAY OF PROCEEDINGS – NO CRIMINAL RECORD

 

R. v. G.K. [2016]
Client under investigation for sexual assault and sexual interference (foster children) – challenge to Police evidence – successfully resolved before any criminal charges laid – CASE CLOSED – NO CHARGES LAID

 

R. v. M.W. [2016]
Charge of assault causing bodily harm (bar fight) – successfully resolved by Diversion – charge dropped – STAY OF PROCEEDINGS – NO CRIMINAL RECORD

 

R. v. K.M. [2016]
Charges of sexual assault and sexual interference (Client’s daughter) – challenge to Complainant’s evidence – successfully resolved – ALL charges dropped – STAY OF PROCEEDINGS – NO CRIMMINAL RECORD