Q: If you hire a criminal attorney shouldn’t they get you a better deal then what was offered to u at time of arraignment?
My husband is being given the same amount of time a year and a half later of when he was arrested and his lawyer is telling him to take it. Shouldn’t the attorney have made some kind of difference in the case ?
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but a private lawyer does not guarantee you a better "deal", tho that is often the case.
the results are controlled by the facts.......some are worse than others....prior record? who is the DA? who is the judge? has the defendant or his/her lawyer pissed off the court? are there substantial injuries? who is the injured party and are they placing pressure on the DA? etc
Andy Chen agrees with this answer
A: I agree with Mr. Gribow. It's a common misconception that you will are guaranteed to receive a benefit if you hire your own lawyer versus representing yourself or using the public defender. Each lawyer has their own experience and perspective which might cause the lawyer you hire to have a new idea no one else has thought of before. However, no lawyer is a magician. Ultimately, it boils down to the facts of the case and what evidence the prosecutor has versus what evidence the defendant has.
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