Public Defenders Have Heavy Case Loads
Public defenders tend to have a bad reputation. This is sad, because often the reason they don't perform as well as a private attorney is that they are far too busy. A typical Public Defender in Douglas, Arapahoe, and El Paso County handles close to eighty cases at a time. Many of them are serious felony cases like Internet Luring of a Child, Sexual Assault, or Unlawful Sexual Contact. These cases are challenging, and when they are dealing with so many, they simply don't have the time to focus on the details.
Public Defenders Forced to Plea Bargain
Because of their heavy case load, public defenders have to plea bargain as many cases as they can so they are able to focus on the more serious cases which result in long prison sentences or mandatory prison time. This isn't because public defenders don't care – they care very much. But, they only have 24 hours in a day, and when they have so many cases, they have to prioritize so they can get it all done.[pullquote align=”center” textalign=”center” width=”80%”]Public defenders simply don't have the time to dedicate to specific cases. They are overwhelmed by a huge case load.[/pullquote]
Why a Private Attorney is a Good Idea
Even though public defenders are excellent, caring attorneys and people, if you have been charged with a serious sex offense, it is wise to work with a private criminal defense lawyer. This is because they have enough time to dedicate to your specific case. A lawyer with a better case load will be able to contact favorable witnesses and will treat you like family. We care about our clients, and work hard to get their cases dismissed. We understand the consequences of restraining orders, like not being able to have contact with your kids, or losing your job. You need an advocate who can protect the people you love, and the things that are important to you. Private criminal defense attorneys have the time to give the attention to your unique situation.Request a Free Consultation