Judge Ponders Appointing Private Attorneys
Too many cases, too little time.
Public Defenders are some of the most over-worked attorneys I know. Taxpayers are legally bound to provide some sort of attorneys to represent the poor, but taxpayers provide as little as possible. The result is often a Public Defender's Office with far too many cases than it can properly handle.
Sure, judges can appoint attorneys from the community to take up the slack, but those attorneys won't be paid anywhere close to what they customarily charge for a criminal case. Thus, those clients appointed to them at bargain-basement prices with get the least attention.
If you want an attorney that takes you and your case seriously, YOU must first take your case seriously and hire private representation.
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