Constitutional Law Criminal Law Litigation

Federal Court Refuses to Reverse Conviction Based on Contingency Fee Agreement

Contingency fees in criminal cases are not only frowned upon, they are “per se unethical.” See, People v. Winkler 71 NY2d 592 (1988), where the NY Court of Appeals stated: “These arrangements are thus met with universal disapproval and, as a matter of strong public policy, we join in all appropriate efforts to discourage and […]