In many instances, you have a constitutional right to allow your attorney to appear in court on your behalf. Generally, your public defender will require you to be in court at every hearing. Being able to avoid appearing in court will allow you to continue to go to work and take care of your family.
YOU MAY NOT HAVE TO APPEAR IN COURT
Since a private attorney generally has a much smaller case load, they can tailor their representation to meet the needs of individual clients. We call our clients after every court appearance, are available to meet in-person, and we will go the extra mile to guide you through this difficult time.
Some statistics estimate that California public defenders work over 1500 cases in a single year. Therefore, they may not have the time to properly investigate your case, file the motions that need to be filed, and ensure that their clients constitutional rights are protected.
THE PUBLIC DEFENDER IS OVERWORKED