Private Attorney vs. Public Defender: Does It Make a Difference?

If you are charged with a crime, you could be facing a number of penalties, not the least of which could be prison or jail time and fines. A criminal conviction on your record could affect the rest of your life. Choosing your attorney could be one of the most important decisions you will make. However, when one opts for a public defender, they surrender the ability choose their representative. Rather, an attorney is appointed to their case and the defendant has little say in the decision.

When it comes to one's future in light of a criminal charge, it is likely that you would rather make the choice of who defends you yourself. At Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law, we are seasoned, professional criminal defense lawyers. We have a Board Certified criminal trial lawyer and a former prosecutor on our team. We are knowledgeable and aggressive and dedicated to defending our clients. Our team also includes a former public defender, who understands the importance of keeping high quality representation accessible so as many as possible.

A public defender can only represent you in criminal matters. If you need a lawyer for another related matter, such as an administrative hearing on driver's license suspension with a DUI, a public defender will not be able to help you. It could be important to have legal representation in such a situation, and one lawyer handling both the criminal and administrative aspects could be more effective representation.

When you choose to work with a lawyer from Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law rather than a public defender, you can be sure that your private attorney will be entirely devoted, in both motivation and resource, to the outcome of your case. The difference between public defenders and private attorneys in this situation comes down to a difference between efficiency and personal attention. At Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law, our team is always seeking to make information, services and answers to your questions available to you when you need it.

Learn more about what it is like to have a criminal defense attorney from our firm give you the comprehensive, detail-oriented attention availabel when you work with a private attorney by contacting Calvo & Calvo, Attorney at Law today.