Financing and Attorney Fees
You may have heard it said more than once that you get what you pay for.
This is true with any service, especially when it comes to choosing an
attorney. If a lawyer you are considering hiring offers to accept your
case for what seems like an unusually low fee, steer clear! These lawyers
likely work for a law firm that prioritizes volume of clients and cases
over customer service and personalized attention. Your case will likely
be handed off to an entry-level lawyer who doesn’t have the same
skill or experience as a veteran attorney. In fact, they may not even
be qualified to handle your case properly.
With so much depending upon the outcome of your case, it is crucial that
you choose qualified representation. If a law firm is telling you something
that sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Don’t risk your
freedom and your future to save a little bit of money. Imagine that you
find a lawyer who wants to accept your case for $8,000 less than another
lawyer, but the outcome is 10 years in prison. Was saving that $8,000
worth the years of your life that you lost? Is this an example of good
representation? And what happens when you get out of prison - will you
be able to find a job with your criminal history because your bargain
attorney wasn’t able to properly fight your charges?
Seeking a results-oriented attorney with a depth of legal knowledge and
experience is different from shopping for a new car: if the attorney doesn’t
work out for you, you can’t return them! Choosing the right person
to represent you through one of the most difficult times in your life
is one of the most important decisions you will ever have to make, so
you should consider your choice carefully and not compromise in any way.
Ask yourself: am I choosing a single high-volume lawyer, or a team of
seasoned and committed professionals? Is your potential lawyer looking
to spend time on your case, or just
take your case? At Military Justice International, we pride ourselves on our
ability to obtain the results our clients need.
Can I Afford Military Justice International?
Our military defense firm is comprised of some of the most aggressive and
experienced defense lawyers in the world. While we are not the least expensive
firm, we believe we are unquestionably one of the best – and we
have the history of results to prove it. Because of the size of our firm,
our efficiency, and our team approach, we are able to provide superior
service at a price that most people can afford. Call us today to talk
about how we can assist you.
How Do I Pay for My Legal Services?
Many clients do not readily have the cash required to mount the best possible
defense. For this reason, most clients need help with their legal fees.
Possible sources of cash for legal fees include family members, friends,
credit cards, and home equity.
Military Justice International works with our clients to find creative
ways to help clients with their retainer requirements and legal fees.
We will do our best to ensure that we do everything we can to bring firepower
to our clients' legal matters in the most cost-effective manner.
Military Justice International accepts select cases for pro bono representation.
If you are interested in having MJI help you but cannot afford legal fees,
please complete our
To select potential clients for our pro bono program, we consider each
application individually based on a number of factors, including the following:
- Foreign-deployed armed forces service members, serving in combat theaters
- Political implications of client’s charges;
- Complexity of legal matter;
- Whether the military member is unable to afford legal services (although
the client will not be responsible for legal fees, the client will be
responsible for any out-of-pocket expenses such as travel expenses, etc.);
- Whether resolution of the case would benefit more than one party and/or
establish helpful precedent for other members of the armed forces;
- Mitigating case factors;
- Personal history and prior criminal and/or disciplinary history;
- Time in service and military occupational history.