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How Your Attorney’s Experience as a Public Defender Benefits Your Case

Public defenders have hefty caseloads, and unlike private attorneys, their cases are assigned to them. This means they handle all types of cases – and a lot of them.

The attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness use their history at the public defender’s office to benefit your case. If you need a Pittsburgh defense attorney, call us today at (412) 281-2146 or use our online form. Initial consultations are free, confidential, and we’re available 24/7.

Public Defenders Have Experience With a Wide Range of Cases

Public defenders don’t get to pick their cases. Instead, they are assigned cases by the court. Because of this, they’re experienced in an array of different case types, from DUIs and drug offenses to murder. This means they’ve most likely defended a case like yours.

They’ve dealt with difficult facts, inconvenient circumstances, uncooperative witnesses, police misconduct, and most importantly, they’ve reached favorable outcomes.

Before joining Worgul, Sarna & Ness, attorney Matthew Ness worked in the Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office for six years. He defended adults and juveniles and tried numerous cases, including complex felonies.

Public Defenders Can Be Efficient & Effective

Public defenders routinely face an extremely heavy caseload. Therefore, they have little time to dedicate to each case. Which means they must maximize their time and yours to reach the best outcome. This often comes in the form of a plea agreement, but only if it’s your best option.

While working fast has its benefits, it’s not always what’s best for you. For example, you might want to go to trial. That’s where a private attorney is most beneficial. They will dedicate more time to your case and are more likely to achieve the goal you want.

Attorney Samir Sarna clerked at the Office of Public Defender for Allegheny County and later became an associate counsel at the Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel. He has handled hundreds of felony cases in just a few years, cycling through them efficiently and obtaining beneficial outcomes.

Public Defenders Represent People for Free

Public defenders do provide free legal representation. So, if you can’t afford a private attorney, they are a good option. However, it’s not your only option. Some private attorneys volunteer their time or work pro bono under certain circumstances.

Attorney Michael Worgul has represented indigent defendants throughout his criminal defense practice. He does his best to keep fees reasonable so you can afford a good attorney who has the time to manage your case appropriately.

Public Defender or Private Attorney?

Being charged with a crime in Pittsburgh is a scary thing. You’ll need to decide between either a public defender or a private attorney, and both have advantages and disadvantages. The comprehensive experience and the free price tag of going with a public defender are appealing and a good option for some. However, investing money in a private attorney is essentially investing in getting a better outcome.

A private attorney will have the time, resources, and drive to pursue a better outcome, which could result in a plea for less time, a manageable probation period, or simply clearing your name in court.

Call Worgul, Sarna & Ness: The Best of Both Worlds for Your Pittsburgh Defense

As previous public defenders, the attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness have experience in just about every case type. They know the system, have an extensive network of relationships with prosecutors and judges, and work with the efficiency and urgency of public defenders.

But as private attorneys, they can now devote more time and effort to each one of their clients. This attention could be the difference in your case.

Call (412) 281-2146 today for a free consultation with a Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney.