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What's this going to cost me?

Retainer fees, hourly billable rates, expenses. It can be overwhelming and stressful trying to plan for the financial repercussions of a criminal charge, while at the same time learning how to navigate the criminal court system. At A.G. Law, we strive to provide transparent and predictable pricing, rather than the traditional ambiguous and open-ended hourly rate. Here, you know the cost of representation upfront and are able to plan accordingly.

Flat Rate Fees for Pre-Trial Representation*

*Pricing current as of January 1, 2021

Simple Misdemeanors

  • All simple misdemeanors (unless specifically noted below) -- $750.00

Serious and Aggravated Misdemeanors

  • Operating While Intoxicated

    • First Offense (serious) -- $1,500.00​

    • Second Offense (aggravated) -- $2,000.00

  • Possession of Controlled Substance (serious/aggravated) -- $1,750.00

  • Theft or Criminal Mischief (serious/aggravated) -- $1,500.00

  • Child Endangerment (aggravated) -- $2,500.00

  • Driving While Barred or Driving While Revoked -- $1,250.00

  • Domestic Abuse Assault

    • Simple -- $1,250.00​

    • Serious -- $2,000.00

    • Aggravated -- $2,500.00

  • Assault 

    • Serious -- $1,750.00​

    • Aggravated -- $2,500.00

  • Harassment

    • Serious -- $1,500.00​

    • Aggravated -- $2,000.00

C and D Felonies

  • Starting at $3,000.00 -- Call for a quote

Contact A.G. Law today for a quote on any charge not listed above.


Travel -- Travel to and from jail visits and court appearances outside Marion County may incur additional travel costs.

Depositions -- Depositions will be billed at an additional $300.00 per deposition, which includes subpoena service fees and court reporter fees, up to $100.00 per deposition, inclusive.  Deposition fees do not include transcripts, which, if necessary, will be billed at the rate charged by the court reporter.

Trial -- All cases that proceed to trial will be charged a second flat fee equal to the first for trial preparation and participation.

Enhancements -- If a charge is initially charged as a lower-level charge and is later enhanced or modified to a higher-level charge (i.e., initially charged as a serious misdemeanor and later modified to a D Felony), the appropriately categorized flat rate will apply.

Fee Agreement -- All quoted fees are subject to the terms of the final fee agreement and will be deemed earned as of the date of signing thereof.


Court Appointments


A.G. Law does accept court appointments in the following counties: Clarke, Davis, Jasper, Keokuk, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Poweshiek, Wapello, and Warren. If you believe you may qualify for a court-appointed attorney, please feel free to write the name of one of our attorneys at the top of your Financial Affidavit and Application for Appointment of Counsel. 

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