Public Defender Vs Private Attorney

Public Defender Vs Private Attorney

Hiring an attorney to represent you in a DUI or other criminal case is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. A good attorney can make the difference in the outcome of your case and the impact this will have on your life and finances. Many defendants make the mistake of believing their DUI or other criminal case is not “winnable” and “settle” for a public defender. They may also feel they will be “saving” money by not hiring a private attorney. In reality, a good Arizona DUI attorney will pay for themselves in terms of the money they can save you in reduced jail time, license suspension, fines and surcharges, not to mention increased insurance premiums.

Additionally, public defenders have huge caseloads. Your case is just one of hundreds assigned to them. A public defender will not have the time to answer your questions or be able to give you and your DUI or criminal case the specific, individualized attention a private attorney would. At Owens and Perkins, you are not just “another file.” Your case will be handled personally by one of our highly experienced Arizona DUI attorneys who will give your case the individualized attention you deserve, and who will work closely with you to negotiate the best possible outcome.

The best reason to hire an experienced Arizona DUI and Criminal Attorney is to avoid any regrets when it’s all over. Many people walk out of the courtroom saying they should have hired a lawyer to protect their rights. Don’t make that mistake.

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