Criminal Defense Attorney Fees

The Sheri Hoidra Law Office, LLC, will defend you against criminal charges originating in the Maryland District Courts under the following fee schedule.  The fees quoted are based on the typical case for the crime or traffic violation charged.  Call Sheri at (443) 660-7513 for a final quote.  If your trial is conducted outside of the Baltimore-Metro area, there will be an additional cost associated with travel. 

Please note that if you elect to pursue a jury trial, this transfers the case to the corresponding Circuit Court, but the fee remains the same.  This puts your mind at ease if it strategically makes sense to pray a jury trial.

This is not an exhaustive list, so if you have been charged with a crime not listed below, please call the office at (443) 660-7513 and a fee quote will be provided.

All fees must be paid in full one week before the scheduled trial date.  Payment plans are available!


TYPE OF CASE: 
Driving under the Influence (DUI) and/or
Driving while Impaired (DWI) (
See separate DUI/DWI page for additional information) – LINK TO DUI PAGE
Fee – $1750
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares and files pre-trial motions
Negotiates a plea agreement if appropriate
Assists in preparation of mitigating evidence
Prepares Defenses for Trial
Appears at trial *Representation for miscellaneous misdemeanor charges stemming from the same incident such as reckless driving or speeding are included in the fee (within reason).  Please call the office at (443) 660-7513 for a final quote.

TYPE OF CASE: 
Minor drug possession
Fee – $1250
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares and files pre-trial motions
Negotiates a plea agreement if appropriate
Assists in preparation of mitigating evidence
Prepares Defenses for Trial
Appears at trial

TYPE OF CASE: 
Possessing or driving with a suspended or revoked license
Fee – $750
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares and files pre-trial motions
Negotiates a plea agreement if appropriate
Assists in preparation of mitigating evidence
Prepares Defenses for Trial
Appears at trial

TYPE OF CASE: 
Reckless driving
Fee – $750
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares and files pre-trial motions
Negotiates a plea agreement if appropriate
Assists in preparation of mitigating evidence
Prepares Defenses for Trial
Appears at trial

TYPE OF CASE: 
Second degree assault
Fee – $1500
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares and files pre-trial motions
Negotiates a plea agreement if appropriate
Assists in preparation of mitigating evidence
Prepares Defenses for Trial
Appears at trial

TYPE OF CASE: 
Theft under $1,000
Fee – $1250
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares and files pre-trial motions
Negotiates a plea agreement if appropriate
Assists in preparation of mitigating evidence
Prepares Defenses for Trial
Appears at trial

TYPE OF CASE: 
*Petition for Expungement
Fee – $250
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares and files the Petition for Expungement
Prepares and files the General Waiver and Release, if necessary