107 W. Main Street Tavares, Florida 32778 352-343-2871
Lake County, Sumter & Marion Counties
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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a charge for the initial consultation?

Our office does not charge for the initial consultation, whether the consultation is over the telephone or inside our office. We feel as though it is important for our clients to fully understand their rights in regards to their particular situation.

What type of fee should I expect?

Depending on the type of case(s) and services that will be rendered by our office, a determination based on multiple factors will generate the attorney’s fees associated with the case(s). At the time of the initial consultation, fees will be discussed with potential clients as well as the deposit / retainer required to start the case(s) and the monthly payment plans available through our office.

How do I pay for my case?

Upon entry of the Employ Attorney Contract, clients shall be responsible for fees mutually agreed upon between the client and the attorney, with payments due at the execution of the contract. Fees for representation may be paid using various methods including: cash, cashier’s check, money order, credit card, and/or debt card. 

What are examples of costs that I can expect for my case?

Clients are responsible for any costs associated with their case(s). Costs incurred during litigation of your case(s) generally come from a third party such as police agencies, Clerk of Courts, and Bureau of Administrative Reviews Offices. Clients are informed in advance of potential costs that may be incurred through their litigation process. Some general ideas for costs may include the following:

Request for Administrative Review
Summons issuance fee
Police Agency videos / photographs
Clerk of the Court filing fee
Court Report’s per diem / Transcripts
Vital Statistics Form fee
Process Server for witness subpoenas
Case reopening fee
Expert witness fee

What is Board Certified?

According the guidelines of Board Certification, a board certified criminal trial lawyer [Jeffery M. Pfister] has met the following qualifications:

practice law for at least 5 years;
actively participated in the specialty of criminal trial law
handled over 25 criminal cases, with at least 20 jury trials, tried to verdict, with at least 15 of which were felony jury trials during each term of certification;
been evaluated for competency and professionalism by judges and peers;
completed 50 hours or more of continuing legal education each term of certification
passed written examination demonstrating knowledge, skills, and proficiency in the field of criminal trial law
Jeffery M. Pfister is board certified since 1987 and is current until July 2022
Jeffery M. Pfister was in the first group of attorneys who were board certified in criminal trial law in Florida

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