1. Base rate of $75 per person hour plus expenses (mileage and ancillary/incidental expenses)
2. Administrative/ Research Associate/Secretarial services billed separately at rate of $45 per person hour
3. Trial preparation & Expert witness are sourced out and billed accordingly
4. A Consultation Fee of $150 plus expenses is required for case intake and is fully applicable towards retainer fee charges. 1 hour of consultation is guaranteed.
5. Retainer fees are required with payment in full. As a guideline you can expect:
a. Wrongful deaths retainer and or homicide defense $3500.00
b. Habeas Petitions & related investigation involving claims of factual innocence $3000.00 including the review and reading Case files and related court documents.
c. Witness interviews in custody prisoners of distances over 500 (one way) miles require retainer of $1500.00. All expenses must be paid prior to generation of reports
d. Witness interviews of in custody prisoners fewer than 400 miles round trip require a $1500 retainer.
e. All other felonies (non complex cases) and or misdemeanor defense investigations including preliminary hearings $ 1200 retainer.
6. All Services requiring investigator to travel over 200 miles requires an additional per denim travel expense of for meals and logging of $130.00 per day.
7. Consultation services for those who plan to conduct the bulk of their own investigative efforts are charged at $45 per hour. No insurance coverage for is provided under this provisions of our service agreement except for overt errors & omissions and or negligence on our part.