Questions About Criminal Lawyers
1. Why should I hire a private criminal lawyer?
If you are charged with a crime, you may be assigned a public defender to represent you (if your income is below a certain level and you cannot afford an attorney). However, a public defender will not usually do as much work on your case as a private defense attorney would because a public defender often has hundreds more cases than a private attorney has. Therefore, a public defender will often try to find the fastest way to resolve your case, even if that is not in your best interests. When you are charged with a crime, you need to hire a private attorney that has enough time and resources to fight for you.
2. Which private criminal lawyer should I choose?
You need to hire a criminal lawyer that you feel comfortable talking with and that you trust completely. When you are charged with a crime, you need to be confident that your attorney is on your side. For specific questions to ask a potential attorney before you hire them, click here.
3. Do criminal lawyers go visit their clients in jail?
All criminal lawyers should visit their clients regularly in jail, but most of them do not. I make it a priority to visit my clients so that they know what is going on at all times. I also do everything I can to get my clients bonded out of jail as quickly as possible so they can get back to their job and their family.
Questions About Legal Fees
4. How much will it cost to hire a lawyer for my case?
Every case is different, so it is hard to say for sure how much it will cost to retain an attorney for your case. I have posted an example of my legal fees here for reference.
5. Will the legal fee I am quoted include the entire cost of the case or could I face additional legal fees in the future?
I always quote a flat fee upfront that includes the total cost of my representation. Beware of attorneys that say they will charge you one fee if your case pleas out and a different fee if it goes to trial. Many attorneys that do this become so fixed on getting additional money out of your case that they may not act in your best interests. It is best to know exactly how much your case will cost from the start so there are no surprises.
6. Will I have to pay your legal fee upfront?
I typically quote a flat fee upfront so that you know exactly how much the whole case will cost. Then, if you want to pay for it all upfront, I will discount my fee. If you cannot pay the entire fee up front, I will gladly work out a payment plan that usually consists of an upfront retainer and then bi-monthly payments until the fee is paid.
Questions About Joey Turner
7. What types of cases does Mr. Turner handle?
Joey handles all types of cases. He has vast experience representing clients in matters ranging from speeding tickets to murder charges. He is also one of the most experienced federal criminal attorneys in the Savannah area, and his aggressive representation has been featured on TV and in other media.
8. Does Mr. Turner have associates or paralegals that work on his cases?
Joey handles every case himself, from start to finish. You will deal with Joey directly at all times, and he is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.You may call him at (912) 303-5547 or submit a secure online case evaluation form to him here.
9. What are some of Mr. Turner’s case wins?