Options for Criminal Defense
If you are a defendant in a criminal case, people often want to know what is their best option: use a public defender appointed by the court, hire a private lawyer, or defend yourself. Of these three options for criminal defense, hiring an experienced lawyer is definitely your best bet. Here is what you should be aware of.
Options for Criminal Defense | Public Defender
There is nothing wrong with having a public defender, although there is a question of eligibility, and it has to be determined whether or not someone was eligible financially. Public defenders do good work and depending on who they were working with, it could be just like having any other attorney. However, private lawyers like me can devote themselves to their client’s cases because they have a lighter caseload; they don’t take on as many cases as a public defender. I can also be flexible and meet my clients at different times, even on weekends, and I can devote my expertise to my clients on a broader scale, since I can spend more time and energy to their case.
Options for Criminal Defense | Defending Yourself
Defending oneself would probably be the worst of the three options because a person won’t be able to be objective about their own case and it’s hard for people to defend themselves unless they are actually attorneys. I have represented attorneys and have found that they become very good partners in defense because they have good ideas and understand the process, but it would probably be a very bad idea to represent themselves, which is why they hire me to represent them.
Options for Criminal Defense | Hire a Lawyer
New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Carl Spector has over 30 years of experience representing New York and New Jersey residents through various criminal defense charges. He has handled over 1,000 cases to date and knows the ins-and-outs of criminal defense law. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime throughout New York Metropolitan Area, New York criminal lawyer Carl Spector will fight to get you the justice you deserve.
Attorney Carl Spector knows that a criminal conviction can not only affect you and your prospective future job options, but it can also affect the people you love. When you have been arrested, make the right choice and choose a New York criminal lawyer who will devote himself to your case and never back down from a challenge.
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