“I was employed at a state corrections facility. When I got charged with Felonious Assault and Kidnapping, my job put me on unpaid leave. Greg Robey fought hard for me and the State agreed to dismiss all the felony charges against me. I am now back on the job because of the hard work of Mr. Robey.” -T.J., Cleveland, Ohio
If you have been arrested, you have a right to legal counsel. If you cannot afford an attorney, the state must provide a public defender for you. Public defenders are typically experienced and competent, but the deck is stacked against them. Here’s why:
If you have been arrested on serious charges and qualify for a public defender, you still may want to consider retaining a private attorney who can devote more time and resources to your case. Many defendants who don’t have the money themselves for private counsel are able to obtain the necessary funds from family and friends.
Hiring a skilled criminal defense lawyer can increase your chances of having your charges dismissed or reduced.