Legal Fees

Expensive? Maybe, but worth every penny to have skilled and knowledgeable representation on your side.

Why Proper Representation Matters

The legal system is a complicated mix of Rules, Case Law, and statutes. Lawyers require years of training to obtain a degree to practice law. In the long run, representing yourself may cause you not only damage to your case, but also more costs.

The complexity of a case for someone with no experience will cause additional stress to an already stressful situation. You certainly have the right to represent yourself, but in most legal situations you cannot afford to not have quality representation.

The Law Office of Monica Guilarte handles all criminal and traffic cases on a flat rate fee. On the other hand, all personal injury cases and most debt collection cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. Generally speaking, on a contingency fee The Law Office of Monica Guilarte does not collect a fee unless she is able to recover money for you.

If there is recovery, Ms. Guilarte takes a percentage of that recovery as payment for the case. Family law matters and most landlord/tenant cases are calculated on a fixed hourly rate.

All fees will be discussed in detail with the client based on their individual case, and confirmed in a Retainer Agreement.

Please give us a call at 301-485-6105 or  Contact Us to schedule an appointment to discuss the details of your case and the appropriate fees.