Portland, OR asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oregon

Q: Is it better to hire an attorney or use a public defender?

1 Lawyer Answer
Gregory Abbott
Gregory Abbott
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Public defenders are notoriously over-worked and able to devote limited time to each client. A private attorney works for you and will put in as much time as they believe necessary, assuming you can afford to pay them.

The big issue is if you can afford a private attorney, you should not qualify for a public defender so there shouldn't be much of an issue.

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