Law Office of Michael L. Fell
900 Roosevelt Irvine, CA 92620
(949) 585-9055

Four Reasons It Might Make Sense to Hire a Private Criminal Defense Attorney Versus a Public Defender

We are lucky to live in a country that provides an attorney to persons who cannot afford one. Our public defenders work tirelessly to represent their clients, and we appreciate their expertise and dedication. That said, there are a few reasons that it makes sense to hire a private criminal defense attorney if you can. Keep reading to learn what they are, and then contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 if you require a free legal consultation.

  1. You Can Choose Your Own Attorney
  2. One of the downsides to working with a public defender is that you will be assigned an attorney – you do not get to choose one. If you feel that they are not appropriately representing you, then you can request their replacement, but generally speaking, you are going to be working with whomever they assigned you. Many clients prefer to have some control over the attorney they work with, which means that they would be better off with a private defense attorney.

  3. You Can Choose an Attorney with Experience in Your Particular Type of Case
  4. Public defenders can do it all, and that is something to be admired. It is also true that if you are facing a very technical charge, you might want an attorney who has specialized experience in your type of case. For example, cybercrimes are notoriously difficult to defend because they involve so much technology that the layperson might have a hard time understanding. A person charged with a cybercrime might benefit from choosing an attorney who has experience with these particular cases.

  5. You Will Have Access to Your Attorney
  6. Depending on where your public defender’s office is, you might have a difficult time getting ahold of them quickly. This is not because they do not care about your case but rather due to their caseload. When you work with Law Office of Michael L. Fell, you can count on us being available via phone, email, or in-office meetings as you need them.

  7. A Private Attorney Generally Has a Lesser Caseload
  8. The unfortunate truth is that many public defenders are overworked. Their caseloads are beyond what a reasonable person should be expected to take on. This can have an impact on a client’s case. When you work with a larger, private law firm like Law Office of Michael L. Fell, we have the resources required to focus on each client’s case.

If you are ready to talk to a criminal defense attorney with experience and commitment to your case, then we welcome your call to us at (949) 585-9055. We are standing by to help you with your case.