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Criminal Defense Frequently Asked Questions


Am I Eligible for a PJC?

You may be eligible for a PJC.

Do I need an attorney?

If you don't know whether or not you need an attorney, you probably need an attorney. There is a famous saying "a man that defends himself has a fool for a client." What people don't know is that the man to whom this saying is often attributed was one of the greatest lawyers in American history! 

Put it this way: If one of our lawyers was charged with the crime you are charged with, they would hire an attorney to represent them...EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE LAWYERS!  

If you don't know whether you need an attorney, then the first thing you need to do is give us a call at Cummings & Kennedy and let us assess your case and let us tell you whether or not we can help you. At Cummings & Kennedy, the initial call is always free, it's always confidential and we're here and we're ready to help. So give us a call today.

Do you charge for an initial consultation?

No. All of our consultations are free and confidential.

How can Cummings & Kennedy help me?

Call Cummings & Kennedy today!

How much will you charge to defend me?

Rates vary from case to case, depending on the seriousness of the crime and the complexity of the facts of the case. We handle some traffic violations for under $100, while certain serious felonies may cost much more.

No matter the charge, the consultation is always free. We will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case and tell you what we can do to help and give you a price based on our discussion. 

Shouldn't I just go with the cheapest lawyer around?

There are times when it makes sense to go for a bargain. Choosing a lawyer to defend you for a criminal charge or a traffic violation which risks your freedom or your privileges to drive is not one of those times. 

Our competitive prices represent our knowledge, experience and skill in getting you the best result possible. 

What is a PJC?

If used properly, PJC can really help you out with both your driver's license and your insurance points. Call us now to learn about your options.

What is the likely outcome of my case?

Lawyers are ethically barred from guaranteeing results for clients. However, depending upon the criminal charge, the facts of your case and your criminal history, an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to tell you some of the possible outcomes of your case. 

During your free and confidential initial consultation, an experienced attorney from Cummings & Kennedy, PLLC will go over the facts of your case, discuss any potential defenses and let you know what we can do to help you fight your charge.