Private Attorney Vs Public Defender
There is a line of difference between a private attorney and a public defender. Most people hire a public defender when they are not able to afford a private attorney. Here the defendant has no scope to choose their defender. Alternatively, one can hire a private attorney of their choice. There is a lot more you should know to determine your legal representative.
** Disclaimer: The above article does not imply a relationship between attorney and client, nor is it legal advice.