Affordable Representation

Our criminal defense law firm believes in providing affordable representation to everyone because premier representation should not be a “luxury” in this country that is reserved for only the super-rich or elite members of society.  We recognize the reality that being charged with a criminal offense or receiving a citation for DUI/DWI or other serious traffic violation is often an unexpected major life event.  As such, we realize that most people do not have a great deal of money, if any, set aside to hire a private criminal defense attorney should a person need such services.  Please read more below to see how we have made affordable representation possible to people since our criminal defense law firm was founded back in 2013. 

Criminal defense attorney Stephen P. Shepard provides affordable representation in Towson, MD

How We Make Representation Affordable

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Affordable Client-Based Fees

We consider many factors in setting our fees, but whether the client has a reasonable ability to pay the fee is most important because unaffordable fees rarely get paid in full and often result in a poor relationship with the client.

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Credit Cards Accepted

We accept all major credit cards as a form of payment because not everyone can pay legal fees and expenses with cash. And, we do not mark-up or otherwise increase our fees simply because a person chooses to pay with a credit card.

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Pro Bono Representation

We provide pro bono representation upon request to people on a case-by-case basis and as resources are available because we truly believe that everyone deserves a legal champion.

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Affordable Payment Plans

We make reasonable payment plans available to all of our clients upon request because not everyone has the financial means to pay their full retainer up front.

Financial Hardship Discount

We offer a case-by-case discount on legal fees upon request to people who are experiencing a demonstrated financial hardship because it is simply the right thing to do in our book.

Transparent Fees

We make our affordable fees simple and transparent to each client because we do not believe that anything is gained from deceptive business practices and unexpected fee increases.

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Lead Counsel Rated in Criminal Law - State Felonies and Misdemeanors

Hiring an attorney is typically done when an individual or business is facing some sort of emergency. When it comes to these serious legal issues, the difference between a successful resolution and an unfavorable outcome may rest on an attorney's experience, expertise and reputation. The Lead Counsel Rating was established in 1997 as a quality assurance tool consumers and businesses can use to quickly and easily evaluate a prospective attorney's ability and credibility.

Avvo Rated Superb Criminal Defense

Avvo Rated 10.0 Superb - Criminal Defense

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Rated by Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2020

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"I was very pleased with the diligent attention Steve Shepard gave my case and the professional manner in which he handled every detail from beginning to end. He exceeded my expectations on every level and was always willing to go the extra mile to make sure nothing was overlooked to ensure that the end result was no less than I deserved. I believe he possesses all of the qualities a consummate and compassionate attorney must have and would highly recommend him to anyone."
"For my specific case Mr. Shepard gave time to explain everything about the situation and then gave me the advice on how we should start out in building up out defense. He reasoning was sound and it helped me understand what I had to work with. Thanks to his open minded approach I was able to build a very strong defense that worked out well in my favor. I give him even more credit for communicating to me every angle I had available. His methods led to our success in court and I am grateful to have someone that cared so much to help me get the decision I deserved."

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