What is the Difference Between a Private DWI Lawyer vs. Public Defender?
The McGee Law Firm is a private practice DUI / DWI defense law firm. We can select case areas, like DUI / DWI defense, that we have a passion to defend.
Public defenders are tasked with representing clients in a broad spectrum of crimes. A lot of their caseload involves violent crimes and theft.
As a private DUI / DWI law firm, we can dedicate time to strengthening our skills in DUI / DWI defense through representing clients, continuing education, training, speaking engagements, and attending national conferences.
During DUI / DWI cases, there may be situations that arise involving civil revocations, problems at the Clerk’s Office, or a hearing at the DMV concerning refusal during a DWI arrest. A private lawyer or law firm can handle all of these for a client.
Many public defenders have a heavy caseload. If you choose a public defender, it may be one of the first DWI cases they have defended. A DWI/DUI charge is very serious. A conviction can follow you for a lifetime.
Even if you feel that you’ll ultimately decide to go the route of a public defender, we urge you to call a private law firm that offers free consultations. Be upfront and let them know that is how you’re thinking at the moment.
The final decision on what to do is yours. A free consultation with an experienced DUI / DWI lawyer can let you know what you’re up against from another perspective for absolutely no charge. Take advantage of that opportunity.