Fees for criminal defense lawyers are set by the individual attorney handling your case. In most cases you are paying for experience, knowledge of local judges and prosecutors, and ability to get the best deals for the client.
Having over 25 years of experience Michael Bouldin knows that the best deals come when you increase your chance of acquittal. The best attorneys know how to talk to prosecutors and how to increase chances of acquittal.
Like many things in life, the best is not cheap. Expect to pay a premium for an experienced attorney to handle your case.