What’s the Difference Between a Private Defense Attorney and a Public Defender?

What’s the Difference Between a Private Defense Attorney and a Public Defender?

Stephen G. Cline, Criminal Defense Attorney

If you’ve been arrested and can afford a private attorney, you won’t be eligible for a court-appointed attorney. If you’re trying to decide between a public defender and hiring a private attorney, you need to understand the difference between the two. You may receive more effective representation from a private attorney. Here’s why:

Stephen Cline worked as a public defender before going into private practice. His time in both roles has shown him that public defenders face a heavy workload that can prevent them from giving each case the attention it deserves. They may be committed to justice, but they typically are assigned an enormous number of cases at a time. Will your case get the attention it deserves? With the Law Offices of Stephen G. Cline you know that it will.

You shouldn’t risk it. As a private attorney, Stephen Cline has the ability to keep his office’s workload to a manageable level and has a strong support staff. This ensures that each and every case we handle gets our complete attention. If you are our client, your case will never go overlooked.