If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you want the best lawyer to defend you. While many people leave their futures in the hands of a less experienced public defender, a public defender may not be the right choice for you and your case.
Your freedom may rely on the defense you are provided by the attorney you choose. Public defenders, or court-appointed lawyers, are qualified attorneys. However, there are reasons why a public defender may not be the best choice in fighting your charges.
Being charged with any offense is a stressful, life-changing occurrence. Public defenders are available, but they may not have the experience needed to benefit your defense. Here are just a few reasons why you may want to avoid a public defender and seek out the services of an experienced, high-quality Texas defense attorney.
They Have Overwhelming Caseloads
Public defenders are hard-working lawyers, but they are assigned cases to a maximum capacity, making it difficult for them to dedicate the time that each defendant deserves.
Data shows that these public servants have higher caseloads and earn less pay, leading to the incentive of closing cases faster and accepting possibly unfair plea deals to decrease their workload or move on to the next paying case. That means less focus and more fatigue, putting you at a disadvantage in the courtroom.
Public defenders do not have the experience of a well-rooted law firm. In most cases, they are new to defending people against criminal charges and may have newly graduated from school.
In these instances, they will lack the knowledge to investigate and obtain crucial evidence for your defense. They may not be skilled in negotiating plea deals on your behalf, and may not be effective in speaking to a jury. That hurts your chances of success.
Lacking in Depth of Resources
You want your attorney to build the strongest possible case in your defense. Knowing what resources to access and having the ability to do so is not something that a public defender may have.
You may need investigators hired, witnesses interviewed, and data analyzed, especially in federal cases. A private attorney will have the depth of resources required to defend you and obtain the best possible outcome. These resources come with time and involvement in many cases, and that may be difficult to get without the support of a criminal defense law firm.
Make the Most of Your Time with a Defense Attorney
Being charged with a criminal offense affects your present and future, the outcome of your case is of the utmost importance! The defense you are given in court could mean the difference between a bright future or one dimmed by the punishments brought by a guilty verdict.
We are proud of our reputation, and working hard for you to get you the best possible outcome ensures our good standings for years to come. If you have been charged with a crime, we are waiting to defend you.
Don’t let someone who may not have the expertise with your charges, the time to completely research your case, or who is not invested in getting you the best results possible be in charge of your future. Contact Hoeller McLaughlin PLLC at 817-334-7900 or fill out the following online contact form and let our expertise work for you.