There are many advantages to hiring your own lawyer rather than taking the public defender. First and foremost is that you get to select the person who will defend your criminal case. Second, private criminal attorneys have many fewer cases than public defenders. This gives your lawyer more time to work on your case. I should know I was a public defender. Also, many times the lawyers in the PDs office are younger and less experienced because they are just recently out of law. school.
Right now I am taking on new cases. Nothing is too big or too small. So, if you find yourself needing a lawyer, I hope you will consider giving me a call at 812-461-1157.