Within the United States of America, citizens are given the right to defense on their behalf. No matter the type of charge, there’s a possibility to be represented by a lawyer, or in many cases, a court-assigned public defender.
A public defender is a lawyer who is employed by the state to take on cases wherein defendants have not hired their own legal representative.
But we’re here to tell you there’s a difference. A big one.
Yes, public defenders are fully qualified lawyers. But it’s also in your best interest to hire your own legal team. Why? Public defenders are assigned many cases, oftentimes more cases than they can keep up with. This means very little time can be allocated to learning your background, your charges, etc. In addition, they may or may not specialize in the type of charges you’ve been placed under.
There’s no way of choosing your public defender’s level of experience, specialty, or how much time they’ll be able to allocate specifically to you. Nor can you choose them by their success numbers. Public defenders continue to get cases, whether or not they win in court. Signing on with one could mean a less than favorable outcome for you, simply based on legal knowledge and skill that’s been assigned to you.
Hiring Jennifer A. Curry, Defense Attorney in Columbus, GA
In contrast, hiring an attorney gives you options. Not only can you choose the best legal team to defend your rights in the court of law, but you can also find one that’s trained and readily experienced in criminal law. Whether you’ve been arrested for suspicion of burglary, obstruction of justice, or failure to appear, you can rest assured that you’re gaining access to a trained and experienced legal defense team.
Hiring a lawyer also means you are buying your time. You are ensuring a lawyer has the necessary time and resources in order to defend your case to the best of their ability. You aren’t stuck with what’s left of their time, you are creating an environment in which YOU and your FREEDOM is a priority.
Don’t put your future in jeopardy. Consider hiring a defense attorney in order to help keep your name clear in the eyes of the law. Public defenders take on many cases and may or may not have additional time to learn your case’s logistics. Don’t leave it to chance, and instead, give your future the time and effort it deserves.
To learn more about hiring a legal defense team, or if you’ve been arrested and need help defending the charges at hand, get in touch with Jennifer A. Curry, a defense attorney in Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama.