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Private attorney over public counsel?

Private attorney over public counsel?

When it comes to criminal cases, there are two options for a defendant: a public defender or a private attorney.

Criminal defense refers to the group of legal strategies that a defendant may employ to prove their innocence or reduce or avoid criminal charges.

Representing oneself in court, also known as “pro se,” is a right guaranteed to all citizens under the law. However, just because one has the right to represent themselves in court doesn’t necessarily mean that they should.

In recent years, New York State has taken a significant step forward in criminal justice reform with the implementation of the sealing of criminal convictions.

New York, drivers convicted of alcohol-related offenses encounter the strictest punishments of all states. DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is a severe charge resulting in extreme penalties and steep fines upon conviction.

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