Client understands that some cases are done on a flat fee basis. Client understands that some cases are done on an hourly basis at $350 per hour. Client understands that when there is a flat fee contract, this creates certainty about the cost of legal representation although in some individual cases the flat fee may be far more or far less than the hourly rate would have been. If CLIENT fails to make timely payments, THE LAW OFFICE OF JEFF CARDELLA, LLC reserves the option to request permission from the Court to withdraw from the representation of CLIENT under I.C. 35-36-8-2. If THE LAW OFFICE OF JEFF CARDELLA, LLC initiates legal action against CLIENT for collection of fees or expenses owed by CLIENT to THE LAW OFFICE OF JEFF CARDELLA, LLC under the terms of this agreement, CLIENT agrees to pay the costs of said collection, including any costs for filing fees, costs for serving CLIENT, costs of a private investigator if one is needed to locate CLIENT or CLIENT’s assets. If the are multiple legal matters, payments shall go to older payments first. Additionally, CLIENT agrees to compensate THE LAW OFFICE OF JEFF CARDELLA, LLC at a rate of $350 per hour for any time spent as part of the case, including travel. Additionally, CLIENT agrees to compensate any attorney/firm/collections agency that is hired to assist the THE LAW OFFICE OF JEFF CARDELLA, LLC, also at a rate of $350 an hour, including travel. In the event that THE LAW OFFICE OF JEFF CARDELLA, LLC must withdraw prior to resolution of the case due to CLIENT’s failure to communicate with THE LAW OFFICE OF JEFF CARDELLA, LLC, or due to the client’s request that THE LAW OFFICE OF JEFF CARDELLA, LLC withdraw, or due to the hiring of another attorney, or due to CLIENT’s failure to make regular payments, or due to appointment of The Public Defender, or due to CLIENT wishing to take a course of action which CLIENT is unable to pay for, CLIENT will be charged at $350 an hour (including travel) and any unearned part of the flat fee will be returned to CLIENT. Time records shall be rounded up at 20 minute intervals. In the event that client fails to appear for court, THE LAW OFFICE OF JEFF CARDELLA, LLC may withdraw. In the event that higher charges are filed, any fees in would double for each level that charges are increased. Payment would be due on the same dates as stated in this contract. In the event that higher level charges are filed and CLIENT is unable to pay this increased fee, THE LAW OFFICE OF JEFF CARDELLA, LLC may withdraw. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association. The number of arbitrators shall be one. The place of arbitration shall be Marion County, Indiana. Indiana law shall apply. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Payor waives the right to dispute this charge with a bank for claims of services not received by cardholder or other similar claim of non-service. Re-entry of an appearance after a motion to withdraw has been granted shall be an additional fee of $350. Any court dates that must be repeated due to CLIENT not appearing shall be an additional fee of $500, due immediately. CLIENT must be paid in full before a fast and speedy trial is requested. CLIENT acknowledges that THE LAW OFFICE OF JEFF CARDELLA, LLC has made no promises or guarantees regarding the outcome of this matter. This contract includes a hardship/SDP license if available, but only as it pertains to the criminal license suspension from the sentence in the criminal case. This contract does not include immigration proceedings, forfeiture proceedings, divorce proceedings, child custody proceedings, DCS hearings, release of property, expungement, AMS petitions, sealing, civil protective order hearings, sentence modification, federal prosecution, modification of a hardship/SDP license, renewal of a hardship/SDP license, BMV or no insurance license suspensions, 1983 civil rights claims (including claims relating to inmate medical treatment), meetings with probation or diversion coordinators, appeal, post-conviction relief, violation hearings, civil lawsuits, licensing law or administrative law, representation subsequent to the court’s acceptance of an agreement, representation during violation hearings subsequent to the court’s acceptance of an agreement, representation during post conviction relief, representation on appeal, and representation after acceptance of a diversion agreement. Client understands the possibility that charges will not be filed or may be dismissed. If charges have not yet been filed, THE LAW OFFICE OF JEFF CARDELLA, LLC will monitor for the filing of charges for a period of 6 months. Client understands that telephone contact and text messaging should be kept to normal business hours. In the event of an Emergency, for phone calls or text messages sent on Saturday or Sunday at anytime, there shall be a fee of $350, due immediately. In the event of an Emergency, for phone calls or text messages sent on Monday to Friday after 5 PM or before 9 AM, there shall be a fee of $350, due immediately.