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Did you know that public defender representation can be risky?

Being charged with a crime can be scary given the implications involved with a criminal conviction. If you want to protect your freedom and your future as fully as possible, then you need to figure out the best way to defend yourself in your criminal proceedings. Depending on your income, you may qualify for the services of a public defender at little or no cost. This can be an easy way for you to obtain representation, but before accepting the appointment of one of these attorneys, you should really ask yourself if they’re your best criminal defense option.

The risks of being represented by a public defender

The truth of the matter is that there are some very skilled and experienced public defenders out there. But not all public defenders are created equally. Therefore, it’s important that you know the risks associated with being represented by one of these attorneys so that you can make the criminal defense choice that are right for you. So, let’s look at some of those risks:

Choosing the criminal defense representation that is right for you

We know that you’re stressed and anxious about the criminal charges that have been levied against you. But you can’t rush your decision regarding legal representation. Doing so could put you at a greater risk of conviction and facing the harshest penalties allowable under the law. Therefore, we encourage you to fully research your representation options. That way you can choose the criminal defense team that will help you develop the persuasive legal arguments that you need on your side to give you the best chance possible of achieving a favorable outcome.