Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

The Neighborhood Advocacy Project currently accepts the following types of criminal cases:

  • Criminal Felony
  • Criminal Misdemeanor (except for Driving Under the Influence (DUI))
  • Juvenile Delinquency

If you need assistance with a different type of case, please see our Resources page.


The Neighborhood Advocacy Project accepts clients whose incomes qualify them as indigent up to 300% of the current Federal Poverty Level. We do not accept clients who earn incomes at greater than 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. NAP is a sliding-scale law firm, meaning flat-rate legal fees* are based on a client’s monthly income** according to the below sliding-scale:


% OF FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL< 200%225%250%275%300%
Misdemeanor $500$550$650$750$850
3rd Degree Felony $1000$1100$1300$1500$1700

*Flat rate fees do not include third party costs (such as the cost of an investigator or fee to serve a subpoena). Individuals who earn incomes higher than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level will be responsible for all costs associated with their case. An estimate of these costs can be given during your initial free consultation.

**Income will be verified prior to representation.

To see if you qualify and what your flat-rate legal fee would be, apply for services below.