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Public Defender vs. Private Attorney

by | Oct 27, 2022 | Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense Lawyer |

If you are being arrested for a crime, you must choose the best possible defense to pursue your case. Here, we will talk about two types of defense: public defense and private attorney. It should be noted that the two types of defense are good and capable of the development of your case, but there are some differences between them that could make you doubt which one to choose. We will talk more in detail about each one so you can know which type of defense to choose. 

Public Defender

A public defender is an attorney chosen by the court to defend the case of a person who has been accused of a crime. This attorney is required when the person requests it or when the person cannot afford a private attorney. The biggest advantage of having a public defender is that there is no cost. All the costs are paid by the government.

Another advantage of public defenders is that, as they are assigned to several cases at once, throughout their work, they gain extensive experience in the matter, and many times they already know the judge or the prosecutor, so that makes them have a good case.

Private Attorney

Unlike public defenders, private attorneys have control over the cases they want to take. They have control of their work, and that makes them more present in your case and they usually devote more attention to it.

Since private attorneys charge for their cases, they can use more people or ways to help develop your case to get the best possible result. They can hire experts to prove their case and, more importantly, fight to refute the prosecution’s case.

A private lawyer is normally recognized for his good reputation since among private lawyers they must compete to be chosen, so qualities such as knowledge, skills, work team, resources, etc. stand out here. A private attorney may also use expert witnesses or private labs to test evidence to support your case.

Which One To Choose?

The decision you decide to make could mean the difference between a guilty or not guilty verdict. If you are facing serious criminal charges or have been wrongfully accused, we strongly recommend that you hire a private attorney as soon as possible to obtain the best possible results. 

Criminal defense lawyer Russell A. Spatz of the Spatz Law Firm, PL, in Miami, Florida, has decades of experience handling serious criminal cases. As a former assistant state attorney and division chief for two state attorneys, he has perspective and insight that many other lawyers lack. He will vigorously represent you throughout the process and through trial if the matter cannot be dismissed or otherwise disposed of.

To meet with lawyer Russell Spatz to discuss your criminal matter, please call the Spatz Law Firm, PL, at 305-442-0200. You may also contact the firm online.

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