If you cannot afford a private attorney, you have the right to have an attorney appointed to represent you. You cannot, however, choose which public defender will represent you. One is appointed and unless you can show that he is incompetent, you are pretty much stuck. If you can afford to hire a private attorney, you will likely have someone who has more time and resources to dedicate to your one case. Navigating a criminal case can be a very stressful and difficult thing and having an attorney you can trust – one that is looking out for your best interest – is crucial.
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