The attorney’s at Atkinson & Mentzer, LLC will schedule a free initial interview with the charged Defendant and/or his family in our office and conduct a full biographical interview. We will further review any charging documents for legal sufficiency and any possible defenses, determine any potential witnesses, review the defendant’s record and quote a fee that is fair and reasonable based upon the time and resources that would be required.
Sometimes when a Defendant is incarcerated pending trial, we can arrange a personal interview at the location for which the Defendant is incarcerated. Unfortunately these interviews are not free and a jail interview fee would have to be paid prior to the personal interview. Interview fees are not retention fees and only provide for the attorney's time to discuss the Defendant's case.
When our office is retained Defendant’s are required to execute a formal retention agreement in which the parameters of representation are clearly spelled out including client matter, manner and method of payment etc. Our appearance will then be entered in the case and our entry of appearance, pre-trial motions, discovery etc. will be commenced.
At Atkinson & Mentzer, LLC, our attorneys, Lesley “Les” Atkinson and Yollette Atkinson, are committed to providing you with timely updates on your case. Unfortunately, sometimes the nature of crowded dockets and prosecutors with heavy case loads leads to last minute communications with our office concerning your case. We want you to be sure that we are working diligently on your case. Call us at (410) 882-9595 to schedule your free consultation today.