One of the first questions most clients ask about billing is always “Do you accept credit cards?” At the Columbus Criminal Defense offices of Luftman, Heck & Associates, the answer is yes, and we think all criminal defense attorneys should accept credit cards.
You see, once there was a stigma attached to taking credit cards for legal services. After all, we provide a key element of justice, so some thought that taking a credit card to pay for those services cheapened it. Those days are long gone.
Credit cards are now taken by hospitals, in most doctor’s offices, and in many vital service professions. The modern financial system revolves around credit cards and other electronic payments, and to refuse credit card payments can actually cut most people off from such services that they have a right to.
Making Justice More Easily Available to All
Most people have serious concerns about paying for a criminal defense lawyer, especially in this tight economy, since it is an unexpected expense. For the average person, setting up a simple payment plan using a credit card makes hiring private counsel accessible. Since having an attorney in this country is a right, lawyers like us have a responsibility to make getting one as easy as possible.
While all bar members commit to fair rates, credit card payment plans to cover those rates further ease the burden that goes along with getting an experienced and qualified private attorney to fight for your rights.
When lawyers accept credit cards, justice is more easily available to the average American. This is not just beneficial, but a responsibility we have to the public. At Luftman, Heck & Associates, we have dedicated ourselves to doing everything we can to serve our clients and the Columbus community better.
Our criminal defense lawyers accept credit cards in almost all cases and are happy to work our a fair and accessible payment plan. If the financial commitment was the only thing holding you back from looking for a private attorney, call our offices today for a free consultation. We can show you ways we may be able to help and give you honest and straightforward information on your payment options.
Call Ben Luftman at (614) 500-3836 to set up an appointment today. We will do everything we can to fight for your rights and get the best outcome in your case possible.