Q: Attorney Tully, I have a criminal aggravated assault charge scheduled for trial. Can you represent me on a contingency fee basis for it?

A: Not if I want to continue to practice law as an attorney. Contingency fee arrangements are strictly prohibited in criminal cases. Contingency fee cases mean that the client pays no money up front and the attorney is only paid if there is a favorable result in the case. We do contingency fee cases regularly in car accident and slip and fall cases, but again it’s not allowed in criminal cases. Please feel free to call me to discuss this. Bernie