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Hiring a Private Attorney vs. The Public Defender’s Office

Posted on : August 1, 2017
Criminal Defense Attorney Michael T. Rabideau

Have you been arrested for DUI, DUS, Domestic Battery, Drug Possession, Probation Violation or a different charge?  You might be wondering if you should hire a private attorney or ask the Court to appoint a Public Defender.  There are many benefits to hiring a private attorney if you’ve been arrested or are being investigated for a crime.

A public defender usually has quite a large caseload and cannot devote as much time to a case.  Many times, they may not even have an opportunity to review a file until a period of time closer to an upcoming court date, which could leave you, the client and defendant, anxious as to the status of your case.  The Office of the Public Defender employs hard working attorneys, unfortunately, they simply have too many clients per attorney.

A private attorney, such as Mr. Rabideau, along with his dedicated staff, have the opportunity to operate on a smaller scale, therefore being able to devote ample time to each case and client.  We are able to cultivate and maintain a relationship with each client and do our best to achieve an outcome that is tailored to the client’s needs and best interest.  We understand that each client and case is unique and that a pending criminal case is a stressful time, and as such, we believe in offering outstanding personalized service.  We also recognize that an arrest is usually unplanned and so the Law Offices of Michael T. Rabideau is able to structure payment plans to fit almost every budget and has a variety of payment options, to help ease an unexpected financial burden.

If you find yourself in need of an attorney, call the Law Offices of Michael T. Rabideau at (561) 820-4848 for a FREE consultation and let us help you.

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