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Affordable Criminal and DUI/DWI Defense

The Law Office of Stephen P. Shepard, LLC was founded on the idea that premier representation should be available and affordable to everyone.  It should not be considered a “luxury” that is reserved only for the super-rich or the financial elite of society.  In our opinion, it should be a fundamental right.  That is why we strive to make premier criminal and DUI/DWI defense affordable to everyone.  Please read more below to find out how we do it.

How Our Criminal and DUI/DWI Defense Law Firm Stands Apart from the Rest

Client-Driven Fees

We recognize that every person and every case are different. That is why we do not have set fees for a given type of case. That is right, every single fee our office sets is unique to a particular person and case! And, our primary goal is to make our fees affordable to people. How do we do it? Over the years, we have developed three unique methods from which the client may choose in collaboratively determining the fee.

Affordable Client-Driven Fees

Payment Plans Available

We understand that being charged with a criminal or serious traffic offense is often an unplanned event. As such, we collaboratively work with our clients to create affordable and reasonable payment plans to take care of legal fees. We are also proud to be one of the few criminal and DUI/DWI defense law firms that does not require a set minimum retainer amount or percentage up front.

Keeping Costs Low Without Compromising Quality

Every law firm has overhead expenses, and our firm is no exception. However, we work hard to keep our overhead costs low while also providing superior services and using the latest legal technology to advance a client's case.

Credit Cards Accepted

Thanks to our partner LawPay, our law firm is able to securely accept all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We do not charge any additional fees to clients who choose to pay by credit card. Credit card payments may be made over the phone, in-person, or online; whichever method is more convenient for the client. Clients may also conveniently pay by cash, personal check, or money order.

Active Military and Veteran Appreciation Discount

Our law firm believes in putting its money where its mouth is. When we express our gratitude to those who are serving or who have served this great country, we do so by applying a discount to the client's legal fee.

Pro Bono Commitment to the Community

We truly want to help those in need of premier representation, but who may not have a lot of financial resources. That is why our law firm accepts applications from people in the Baltimore County community to receive pro bono (i.e., no cost) representation. Applications are considered based on a case-by-case basis and currently available law firm resources. We strive to provide over fifty hours of pro bono representation to folks every year. If you desire premier representation but lack the financial resources for it, please click the button below to apply for pro bono representation.