Some lawyers who defend the indigent — especially public defenders — are heroes of ours. They’re overworked and underpaid, but they do a terrific job of representing the oppressed.
Indigent Defense Lawyers: Blessing or Bad?
If you’re appointed a lawyer in a criminal case in Texas, your court-appointed lawyer may be an incompetent hack, or he may be a truly outstanding attorney. Some of the best criminal-defense lawyers in Houston represent indigent defendants (Mark took court-appointed cases in state and federal court for years, and did the same excellent work for them as for his hired clients).
By the same token, if you hire a lawyer for a criminal case in Texas, your retained lawyer might be either a fine attorney or a bungler.
It’s Best to Choose Your Attorney
One major difference between court-appointed counsel and retained counsel, though, is that you can’t choose your court-appointed counsel. You get what the judge gives you. And people are almost always happier when they have counsel of their choice than when they have counsel thrust upon them.
If you’re looking for an attorney in Houston that’s best suited for the most serious of criminal-defense matters, don’t hesitate to contact our legal team here at Bennett & Bennett.
Our phone number is 713-224-1747.