2 years ago
Last edited at 7:59AM on 12/19/2011
as stated by jamesKay and i will add cons they dont actually in General work for you they work for the District Attorney and the District attorneys office and through this office the same office the prosecutors works in and out of for district attorneys are prosecutors and they have to do so by law for it is a requirement that a defense attorney starting up as a attorney has to take and handle a certain amount of caseload and in General what they do is their job of representing in court and in front of the judge and exactly that and no more the bare requirements and end up hanging a defendant out to dry and one would be better off representing themselves But you know what they say about a defendant representing themselves they have a fool for a lawyer and in General with a public defender this is what you end up with a experienced and or one that just dont care !
Some of the pros of a public defender include often working with the same judges on numerous different cases and creating a good working relationship with them. The cons include the public defenders being inexperienced, having large workloads and lacking the funding that private practice attorneys have access to.