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PD v. Private lawyer

 

Private lawyer vs public defender, top 3 differences by West Palm Beach, Florida criminal lawyer Grey Tesh.

What are the top 3 differences between a Private lawyer and a public defender?

1. Free vs. Lot of $

2. No choice vs. Choice

3. Limited attention vs. Personal attention

 

1. Free vs. Lot of $

The PD is for the poor. There are a lot of good PDs.  But, there is a perception in the criminal justice system that rich people go free while the poor go to prison. Private criminal lawyers charge a lot of money. Why? Wisdom, years of experience, time to dedicate to your criminal case, someone personally dedicated to your freedom, a select few are board certified specialists in criminal trial law.

2. No choice vs. Choice

You don't get to choose who your public defender is. With a private lawyer, so long as you have enough money, you can choose who you want to represent you. With choice comes continuity.  Public defenders transfer to different divisions constantly. With a private lawyer, you will have the same criminal defense lawyer protecting your freedom.

3. Limited attention vs Personal attention

Public defenders may have hundreds of cases. They are overworked and underpaid. A private lawyer has fewer clients. You will get more personal attention and access with a private criminal lawyer. You may not even meet your public defender until you go to court. A private lawyer will meet with you, discuss strategy to win your case, get his investigator to interview witnesses, get pictures and video and give your case the personalized attention it deserves.

To recap, the top 3 differences between a public defender and a private lawyer are:

1. Free vs. Lot of $

2. No choice vs. Choice

3. Limited attention vs Personal attention

 

-Grey

“Law is not black or white, it's Grey”

Board certified criminal trial lawyer

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