Every case is unique, and the facts and circumstances of your case will affect the cost of legal representation. Also, the more complex your case, the more time and money your lawyer must devote to gathering evidence and formulating a defensive strategy.
In Canada, the average hourly cost for a lawyer is approximately $75. Some lawyers work on a pro-bono basis, but these services are not commonly available for the accused in criminal matters.
Consult with your lawyer regarding the cost of your defence. If you cannot pay the total cost immediately, you may be able to pursue other options, such as an installment plan or seeking public legal defence.