Why Can A Public Defender Not Spend A Lot Of Time On A DWI Case?
Gary Churak's Answer
This is not necessarily true because, although public defenders make a minimal amount of money, each attorney has their own idea regarding how they should represent their client. The ethics of the bar would require that attorney to zealously represent the client, and if the client wanted the trial, the court-appointed attorney is required to represent him throughout the trial. It is a misconception that court-appointed attorneys do not represent their clients or do not provide adequate time to represent their clients.