Michigan Immigration & Criminal Defense Attorney

Our Fees

Reasonable fees.  Extraordinary service.

Fees for Criminal Defense

Generally speaking we charge flat fees for our criminal defense services.  The flat fee includes representation from arraignment through sentencing including all pre-trial hearings and motions; however, it does not include representation at trial.  Statistically, only 5% of criminal cases proceed to trial and for this reason we charge for our trial fees separately.  Below is a list of the fees we generally charge but fees vary from case to case.  All fees for criminal defense representation assume case is pending in Jackson County—fees may be higher for out-of-county work.  We do not generally offer payment plans for criminal defense matters and payment in full is due at the time we are retained.

General Misdemeanor Defense - $500

  • Includes all misdemeanors with maximum sentences of 180 days or less.

  • Trial fee is $500 for first day and $300 per day after that.

Serious Misdemeanor Defense - $750-$1500

  • Includes all misdemeanors with maximum sentences of 180 days or more

  • Trial fee is $750 for first day and $300 per day after that.

Driver's License Restoration - $1500

  • Includes appeal to circuit court if necessary

General Felony Defense - $1500-$2500

  • Includes all felonies with maximum sentences of 15 years or less without consideration of habitual offender notice.

  • Trial fee is $1500 for the first day and $500 per day after that.

Serious Felony Defense - $2500-$5000 minimum

  • Includes all felonies with maximum sentences of more than 15 years without consideration of habitual offender notice.

  • Trial fee is a minimum of $2000 for the first day and $750 per day after that.

  • Fees for serious felonies will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Standard Fees for Immigration Services

We charge a flat fees for most all of our standard services so you know what you will pay upfront--no surprises. In most cases, our fee is paid in one or more installments at significant bench marks in your case which spreads the cost of our services over the course of the immigration process. Our standard fees are listed below.  These amounts represent the fees we charge for a routine case.  Some cases involve extraordinary circumstances and may require substantial additional work.  We will advise you after evaluating your case if any circumstances exist which would require us to deviate from our standard fees.  The fees list below DO NOT include appeal of denials, any required waiver applications or representation at consular or USCIS interviews unless specifically indicated.  We represent clients in additional immigration matters that are not listed here.  If you require representation for something other than what is listed here please contact us for a fee quote.

In general, we do not accept cases which are not approvable or have an extremely low likelihood of approval.  We screen these cases out during the case evaluation process.

K1 Visa

Full Service - $3000 plus filing fees

  • Comprehensive case evaluation and issue identification

  • Preparation and USCIS processing of I-129F

  • Preparation and assembly of all required supporting documentation

  • Submission of I-129F via priority shipping

  • Response to any requests for evidence

  • Preparation of all required forms for consular processing

  • Preparation and assembly of all supporting documentation for consular processing

  • Consular interview preparation and support

  • Preparation of Application for Adjustment of Status (AOS) after marriage including USCIS forms I-485, I-131, I-765 and I-864

  • Preparation and assembly of supporting documentation for AOS application

  • Submission of AOS application via priority shipping

Family Based Immigrant Visas

Full Service - $3000 plus filing fees

  • Comprehensive case evaluation and issue identification

  • Preparation and USCIS processing of I-130

  • Preparation and assembly of all required supporting documentation

  • Submission of I-130 via priority shipping

  • Response to any request for evidence

  • Preparation and assembly of all required forms and documents for National Visa Center (NVC) processing

  • Submission of NVC forms and documents via priority shipping

  • Assistance with consular processing

  • Preparation for consular interview

Adjustment of Status

Full Service - $1500 plus filing fees

  • Comprehensive case evaluation and issue identification

  • Preparation of USCIS forms I-130, I-130A, I-485, I-765, I-131 and I-864

  • Preparation and assembly of all required supporting documentation

  • Submission of AOS application to USCIS via priority shipping

  • Response to any requests for evidence

  • Preparation for AOS interview

Application for Naturalization & Citizenship

Full Service - $1500 plus filing fees

  • Comprehensive case evaluation and issue identification

  • Preparation of USCIS form N-400

  • Preparation and assembly of all required supporting documentation

  • Submission of N-400 application package to USCIS via priority shipping

  • Response to any requests for evidence

  • Preparation for citizenship interview

  • Unlimited phone and email support

I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residency

Full service - $1000 plus filing fees

  • Comprehensive case evaluation and issue identification

  • Preparation of USCIS form I-751

  • Preparation and assembly of all required supporting documentation

  • Submission of I-751 application package to USCIS via priority shipping

  • Response to any requests for evidence

  • Preparation for I-751 interview

  • Unlimited email and phone support

Deportation & Removal Defense

Full Service - $5000 minimum

*Our fees for deportation and removal defense vary greatly depending on what, if any, relief from removal is available. Deportation defense is complex, time-intensive and the stakes are extremely high. We will provide you with a firm quote for our decoration and removal defense services after a complimentary initial case evaluation.

  • In custody client meeting and case evaluation. I will come visit you in jail wherever you are lodged.

  • Prepare and argue Motion for Bond if client is bond eligible.

  • Representation and attendance at Master Calendar hearing

  • Preparation and prosecution of any available applications for relief from removal.

  • Representation and attendance at Individual or Merits hearing.

Payment Methods & Payment Plans

Payment methods accepted

  • Cash.

  • Personal or business check

  • Paypal

  • Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. *Two percent (2%) surcharge applies to government filing fees paid with credit card.

Payment plans

  • Fees for our services are generally accepted in 2-3 payments over the course of the immigration process. Filing fees are due when incurred and we do not offer payment plans for file fees. An example of a common payment plan for our K1 service is: $1500 upfront; $750 upon USCIS approval of the I-129F; and $750 at the time of Adjustment of Status.