December 5, 2014 By Paul Wallin

7 Options to Help You Pay Attorney Fees

In this world, you get what you pay for. Sometimes it’s OK to choose a generic product over a name brand, even though the name brand is of better quality. You consider the cost of the name brand product, the money you’ll save by buying generic, the comparative quality of the generic product, and the importance of the item you’re buying.

7 options to help you pay attorney fees
Follow these 7 options to help you pay attorney fees.

Although buying generic is OK for grocery shopping, if you’re looking for a criminal defense attorney, it’s a bad idea to base your choice on which attorney quotes you the lowest fee. Hiring the best attorney doesn’t mean finding the lawyer with the highest fees, either. When it comes to criminal law, the outcome of your case can have a drastic effect on the rest of your life. Although cost is a big consideration for most of us, it isn’t the main thing you need to think about when you are looking for the right legal representation.

You need to find the attorney or, better yet, the law firm, who has the knowledge, experience, skill, and dedication to obtain the very best result possible in your case. It’s important to hire an attorney or law firm that has successfully handled cases similar to yours, and also has familiarity with, and experience in, the court where your case will be heard. However, if money is an issue, there are a variety of ways you may be able to come up with the money.

Here are some ideas to help you to hire the best possible legal representation, even if you don’t have a lot of money:

1. Get a Loan

Hiring a criminal defense attorney is one of the most important expenditures you’ll ever make. Even if you need to take out a loan, it’s crucial to hire the right person to fight for your legal rights. There are many financial services available today. Even if you don’t have the best credit score, there are many finance companies that may be willing to offer you a loan.

2. Use Your Retirement Fund

Your present circumstances can have a profound effect on your future security. If you have a 401k or IRA with your current employer, you may be able to withdraw money from this account. However, doing so is expensive, as you will face a hefty tax on your withdrawal amount, and a 10 percent penalty fine.

A better option is to take out a loan from your 401k. Oftentimes, you can do this with low interest. You will have to pay it back, but you are essentially paying yourself. You should speak with your employer about this.

3. Sell Your Car

If you are facing serious jail or prison time, chances are that you won’t be driving if you are convicted. It may be a good idea to sell your car. There are a few law firms that take pink slips as collateral. Remember, your car is replaceable, but your freedom is not.

4. Use Your Inheritance

A big reason people leave money to family members is that money provides a certain amount of protection and security. Being able to hire a good lawyer if you need one is precisely the kind of situation an inheritance is for.

5. Ask a Family Member or a Friend for Help

Chances are, if you’re looking to hire a criminal defense attorney you are in some kind of trouble, so this is a good time to ask for help if you need to. Don’t let your pride get in the way. Your friends and family are your security blanket. If you know someone who may have the means to help you, don’t be afraid to ask.

Life is unpredictable, and many people are struggling to make ends meet. If an emergency comes up, such as being arrested or accused of a crime, you might not have the above options. Where do you turn for help?

6. Join the Wallin & Klarich Legal Protection Plan

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Join our free Legal Protection Plan today.

At Wallin & Klarich, we believe that everybody should be able to hire an attorney with the skill and experience to obtain the best outcome possible in their legal matter. We understand that people can’t predict when a legal emergency will arise. If you need legal advice, you can speak to one of our attorneys without delay. Join our Legal Protection Plan. Our Legal Protection Plan offers:

  • 3 hours of free phone consultation per year
  • 24/7 emergency assistance in case of an arrest
  • 25% off all family and criminal matters
  • Reduced fees on all other legal matters

Most importantly, the plan gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing where to go for help if you are suddenly faced with a legal problem.

Join our Legal Protection Plan today free of charge. Just visit our Legal Protection Plan page to sign up.

7. Payment Plans

At Wallin & Klarich, we understand that many people live from paycheck to paycheck. We offer several payment options, and will work with you to arrange a plan that you can afford. Click on our Payment Plans page to review payment options or to download a payment plan application.

Call Wallin & Klarich Today

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Our criminal defense attorneys can help you today.

If you or a loved one have been arrested and/or charged with a crime, you need to call Wallin & Klarich immediately. At Wallin & Klarich, we offer the combined experience and expertise of a skilled team of criminal defense attorneys to ensure the very best outcome possible in your case. Our attorneys have over 40 years of experience in successfully defending clients charged with crimes.

With offices located in Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Torrance, Orange County, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, West Covina and Victorville, there is an experienced Wallin & Klarich criminal defense attorney available to help you no matter where you work or live.

Call us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation. We will get through this together.

AUTHOR: Paul Wallin

Paul Wallin is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Wallin a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.

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