Private Criminal Defense Attorney vs. Public Defender in Wisconsin

A criminal defense attorney has several advantages over a public defender

In Wisconsin, as in every state, you have a right to legal representation as a criminal defendant. If you are arrested, you can choose between paying for a private criminal defense attorney or accepting a public defender for your case. While either choice will give you a licensed attorney with experience in criminal law, a private criminal lawyer presents important advantages. If you are able to hire an experienced, effective private attorney, this is usually the better path for you.

Time for Your Case

Public defenders work very hard. Generally, they care very much about the cases they handle. Unfortunately, though, because the public defender’s office is supported through public funding, its attorneys have to carry large caseloads. They work long hours and generally have little time to devote to your case.

A private attorney has the ability to keep his or her caseload manageable. At Eisenberg Law Offices, the firm will monitor to ensure no attorney has more than he or she can effectively manage. You will meet your attorney face to face and know he or she has time to focus on helping your defense.

Specific Experience

A side issue with the caseloads the public defenders face is that they become criminal law generalists. A public defender handles criminal law cases across the spectrum, whether they are homicide cases, drug cases, or OWI cases. In contrast, a private criminal defense attorney can develop a niche and build a career focused in a particular area of law.

If your case is particularly complex, that experience and expertise becomes even more critical. A public defender will do his or her best for you, but typically will not have the resources to plan and build your defense as effectively as a strong private criminal defense attorney can do.

Focused Criminal Defense Help

Public defenders work very hard to perform an important public service. But when your life is in an attorney’s hands, you should look for the best, most experienced attorney you can afford. Eisenberg Law Offices has the experience, time, and resources to provide you with the effective defense representation you deserve.

Public defenders work very hard to perform an important public service. But when your life is in an attorney’s hands, you should look for the best, most experienced attorney you can afford. Eisenberg Law Offices has the experience, time, and resources to provide you with the effective defense representation you deserve.

EISENBERG LAW OFFICES

308 East Washington Avenue Madison,
WI 53703
(608) 256-8356

Eisenberg Law Offices, s.c.

Madison WI Attorneys since 1983

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