Private vs Public
Why Hire A Private Attorney
THE PUBLIC DEFENDER IS OVERWORKED
Some statistics estimate that California public defenders work over 1500 cases in a single year. Therefore, they may not have the time to properly investigate your case, file the motions that need to be filed, and ensure that their clients constitutional rights are protected.
Since a private attorney generally has a much smaller case load, they can tailor the representation to meet the needs of individual clients. I call my clients after every court appearance, am available to meet, and I will go the extra mile to guide you through this difficult time.
YOU MAY NOT HAVE TO APPEAR IN COURT
In many instances, you have a constitutional right to allow your attorney to appear in court on your behalf. Generally, your public defender will require you to be in court at every hearing. Being able to avoid appearing in court will allow you to continue to go to work and take care of your family.