Every criminal defendant in the United States has the right to an attorney. Defendants who choose not to hire a dedicated, private criminal defense attorney will have a public defender assigned to them by the court system. Public defenders typically have extremely high case loads and are unable to devote a significant amount of time to any particular case, which can lead to mistakes. Another consequence of the high case load is that public defenders may seek to conclude cases as quickly as possible, which may not be the best action for any given defendant.
For these reasons, and more, it is in the best interest of any criminal defendant to seek out a private criminal defense attorney to handle their case. Private defense attorneys offer several large advantages to criminal defendants seeking the best possible outcome to their case. The most important advantage is time. Defense attorneys can meet with each client, one on one, to better understand the circumstances of the situation. This one on one time can be invaluable, helping the attorney discover information that can be used to defend their clients.
Greater access to an attorney means greater access to legal knowledge. A criminal defense attorney can help defendants understand the the charges against them and how best to approach their unique case. Clients with an experienced private defense lawyer will be kept informed of any developments in their case and will have an advocate on their side to ensure that they are not taken advantage of by overzealous prosecutors. The reputation of a criminal defense attorney is very important, so clients can expect to be treated with dignity and respect. If you have a question about your case, your attorney will gladly answer it.
Overall, the biggest advantage of hiring a private criminal defense attorney is the peace of mind knowing that an advocate is fighting on your behalf for the best possible outcome to your situation. If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth provides robust criminal defense legal services to its clients. Call us today at 888-517-9888 to receive a free consultation.