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PRIVATE ATTORNEY VS. PUBLIC DEFENDER…WHO TO PUT YOUR MONEY ON.

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015


I’ve had the opportunity to sit before several potential clients and I know this is one of the many questions they struggle with, especially when it’s clear that the limited funds they have could be used for something more enjoyable, ie.. a trip to Vegas or one of those overly expensive items from Kanye’s new fashion line. Well I’m here to set the record strait and provide some insight for the curious minds. I want to first start off my stating, this is not a post bashing Public Defenders. In fact, a lot of my good friends are public defenders and are excellent attorneys. Early in my career I would call them and ask all types of questions just so that I didn’t sound too stupid in front of my clients. Most of them know their stuff. However, there are a few differences between a private attorney and a public defender that can make all the difference with your overall experience with the criminal justice system. Let’s start with the obvious, public defenders typically carry an enormous case load and can therefore only dedicate so much time to each client. In most instances, you won’t even meet your lawyer until the day of court. When your liberty is on the line, this is enough to make anyone hotter than fish

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