Being charged with a criminal offence is an overwhelming experience for those having had no involvement with the criminal justice system before. Every case and client matter is unique. Daniella does everything reasonably possible to adapt her fees to individual clients' needs and budget without compromising a complete legal defence. The main factors being considered when assessing the cost of a matter are the complexity and time that will be required to complete it.
In order to keep the process manageable for the client, retainers can be arranged in a block fee or an hourly rate.
During the initial consultation, the various stages of the criminal justice process are outlined and an estimate of the defence cost is provided.
Every person has the right to be represented by competent legal counsel, regardless of their income. If you cannot afford a lawyer, the Government of Ontario may issue you a legal aid certificate. Daniella accepts legal aid certificates from clients who qualify.
For more information, click for legal aid eligibility.