Defendant Pay Court Appointed Attorney Virginia Arlington

Who pays for a court appointed attorney in Virginia?

If you are convicted, a judgment will be entered against the defendant for payment of the court appointed attorney in Virginia. Thus, if you are convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor in Virginia, you will have to pay for the court appointed attorney who was appointed to represent you.

Defendant Pay Court Appointed Attorney Virginia Arlington
Defendant Pay Court Appointed Attorney Virginia Arlington

The fee a court appointed attorney receives in Virginia for a misdemeanor case is $120. No matter how many hours a court appointed attorney works on your case, the maximum fee allowed by the court for a misdemeanor case in Virginia is $120.

Additionally, a number of different jurisdictions are waiving jail on misdemeanor offenses so that the state can save money by not having to appoint an attorney on your case. This means that on many misdemeanors, you may think that since jail is not an issue, you do not have anything to worry about. The reality is that you may be offered a plea that may result in you having a criminal conviction that will follow you for the rest of your life.

Do not take criminal charges lightly. Make sure you review all your options and consider talking to an attorney about the strengths and weaknesses of your case prior to going to court for the very first time.

When you talk with an experienced attorney, you may realize that you may have viable defenses to your charge. Furthermore, you may constitutional arguments that may result in the dismissal of your case. However, if these constitutional arguments based usually on the 4th, 5th or 6th amendments are not raised, then you may have lost them forever and be found guilty of your pending charge.

You are welcome to contact our firm to discuss your options. Please note that our firm does not do any court appointed work and we are not court appointed attorneys. If you need to get a court appointed attorney, please contact the court for help.

Arlington Court House Detail:

Arlington Circuit Court

1425 North Courthouse Road,
Arlington, VA 22201.

Arlington General District Court

1425 North Courthouse Road,
Suite 2400, Second Floor,
Arlington, VA 22201.

Arlington Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

P. O. Box 925,
1425 North Courthouse Rd, Ste 4100,
Arlington County Justice Center,
Arlington, VA 22216.

Article written by A Sris
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