Hi. My name is Pete Castleberry. My partner, Emily Elison, and I are Oregon criminal attorneys100% dedicated to getting the best possible results for our clients. We understand that facing criminal charges is a frightening and stressful experience, not only for the person charged, butfor families and loved ones. You want to know about the worst case scenario, how best to protect your record, and what it's going to cost you to hire an attorney. Call us. We'll answer as many of your questions as we can and phone consultations are always free. We have helped people just like you avoid jail time, get reduced charges, and win not guilty verdicts at trial. We fight hard for our clients' rights everyday, leaving no stone unturned and no option left unexplored. So, if you want an attorney that is going to advise you to take the first plea bargain the prosecutor offers, then we are NOT the attorneys for you. But if you want an attorney that is going to do absolutely everything possible to fight your charges and help you avoid a criminal conviction, then call us right now at 503-223-0011.
CALL US AT 503-223-0011. WE WANT TO HELP.
You have a right to understand what we can do for you, and whether you believe we are the best attorneys to help you.If you have been charged with a crime in the State of Oregon, or believe you are under investigation, call Castleberry & Elison at 503-223-0011 right now for a free and confidential consultation with an Oregon criminal defense lawyer. If an attorney is not available to take your call immediately, leave us a message and a criminal defense lawyer will make every effort to contact you by the end of the day. We can schedule an in office consultation or discuss the matter over the phone, whatever works best for you and your schedule.
That’s why we offer a free criminal consultation and case evaluation on the charges against you. We will help you understand the charges you are facing, possible penalties, legal defense strategies, and the pros & cons of fighting a case at trial, or working out a plea deal.
How Much is an Attorney Going to Cost?
At Castleberry & Elison, P.C., we are committed to providing the highest quality representation for fair and reasonable fees.
Most criminal attorneys will quote you flat fees for representation. One popular fee arrangement is to charge one flat fee for pre-trial representation and an additional flat fee if you choose to take your case to trial. For example, in a misdemeanor case an attorney might charge a flat fee of $2,000 if the case settles without a trial and an additional $3,000 for a jury trial. The benefit of flat fees is that you know up front exactly how much you must pay your attorney. The downside is that you might overpay compared to an attorney that charges an hourly rate. On the other hand, hiring a lawyer on an hourly basis leaves you without the certainty of knowing what you will end up paying.
Our unique fee structure gives you all of the combined benefits of flat fee billing AND hourly billing without any of the downside.
We charge $200 per hour up to an agreed-upon maximum fee. The maximum fee gives you the security and certainty of a flat fee without the associated risk of overpayment.So, in an average single count misdemeanor case, the fee structure might look like this: $200 per hour up to a maximum of $2500 if the case resolves without a trial and a maximum of $5000 if the case goes to trial. Every case is different, and some are more complicated than others, and the maximum fee depends on the complexity of the case. However, you will only pay for the actual amount of time an attorney spends on your case—we believe that if your case takes eight hours of attorney time, then you shouldn’t have to pay for sixteen.
COMMUNICATION AND ACCESSIBILITY
At Castleberry & Elison, PC, we believe that clear and effective communication between the attorney and the client is critical to preparing a winning defense strategy. That is why we try to make ourselves fully available to our clients by phone and email. Our clients can choose to receive weekly status updates on their case via email, letter, or a phone call, so you know exactly what is happening with your case at all stages in the process. If you ever have any questions or concerns, you can call or email us anytime and we will promptly respond. Best of all, because of our flat fee billing, you will not have to worry about increased costs any time you want to talk to your lawyer about your case.
Contact a Portland Criminal Attorney at Castleberry & Elison, P.C. today.