Michigan Immigration & Criminal Defense Attorney

Our Fees

Reasonable fees.  Extraordinary service.

Fees for Criminal Defense

Generally speak 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.  All fees for criminal defense representation assume case is pending in Jackson County and are subject to attorney case review.  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

  • 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 - $1000

  • Includes appeal to circuit court if necessary

General Felony Defense - $1500

  • 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 - $2000 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. We also offer various levels of service depending on your individual needs.  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. Our Full Service representation includes a approval guarantee.  The approval guarantee means that if your case is not ultimately approved we will refile your application or petition for no additional attorney fee.  Any additional required filing fees for a re-file remain the responsibility of the client.  If we are unable to obtain an approval after our first refile we will refund your attorney fee in full and 50% of the initial filing fee.  In some cases, after evaluating your case, we may determine that while your case is approvable under the law there is a high likelihood of denial.  In such cases, if the client decides to proceed anyway, we may subject acceptance of your case to a waiver of our approval guarantee.

K1 Visa

Standard service - $725 plus filing fee

  • Comprehensive case evaluation and issue identification
  • Preparation and USCIS processing of I-129F
  • Preparation and assembly of all required supporting documentation
  • Submission of petition package to USCIS via priority shipping
  • Limited email support for USCIS and consular processing

Premium service - $1225 plus filing fee

  • Comprehensive case evaluation and issue identification
  • Preparation and USCIS processing of I-129F
  • Preparation and assembly of all required supporting documentation
  • Submission of petition package to USCIS 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
  • Unlimited email support for USCIS processing, consular processing and Adjustment of Status

Full Service - $2500 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
  • Unlimited email and phone support
  • Approval guarantee*
  • *Michigan applicants can add attorney attendance at AOS interview for total of $2750 plus filing fees.

Family Based Immigrant Visas

Standard service - $500 plus filing fee

  • 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
  • Limited email support

Premium Service - $1225.00

  • 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
  • Consular interview preparation
  • Unlimited email support

Full Service - $1750 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
  • Unlimited email and phone support
  • Approval guarantee*

Adjustment of Status

Standard service - $750 plus filing fees

  • Comprehensive case evaluation and issue identification
  • Preparation of USCIS forms I-130, 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
  • Limited email support

Premium service - $950

  • Comprehensive case evaluation and issue identification
  • Preparation of USCIS forms I-130, 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
  • Unlimited email support

Full Service - $1250 plus filing fees

  • Comprehensive case evaluation and issue identification
  • Preparation of USCIS forms I-130, 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
  • Unlimited email and phone support
  • Approval guarantee*
  • *Michigan applicants can add attorney attendance at AOS interview for total of $1500 plus filing fees.

Application for Naturalization & Citizenship

Standard Service - $500 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 to USCIS via priority shipping
  • Limited email support

Full Service - $750 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
  • Approval guarantee*
  • *Michigan filers can add attorney attendance at naturalization interview for a total of $1050.

I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residency

Standard service - $500 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
  • Limited email support

Premium service - $750 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 support

Full service - $950 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
  • Approval guarantee*
  • *Michigan filers can add attorney attendance at I-751 interview for a total of $1250.

Payment Methods & Payment Plans

Payment methods accepted

  • Cash. *5% discount if paid in full  and in cash up front.
  • 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

  • Standard and Premium service - 50% up front and 50% plus filing fees at time of filing.
  • Full service - Payments divided into 3 installments.  First installment will be approximately 50% and is due up front.  Second installment will be approximately 30% plus filing fee and is due prior to filing.  The final installment is due 90 days from the date of filing.
  • *Custom payment plans may be agreed upon on a case-by-case basis