I have a public defender in LA currently. It seems like this guy really knows what he is doing. I feel like I can trust him but everyone close to me says that I should hire a private lawyer. He is on this website I just noticed. He is young, has been practicing for four years and he has a lot of swagger. The judge seems to respect him and I overheard the DA telling him that if he wins on bail, she will listen to whatever he wants. Should I hire a private lawyer, or does it seem like this public defender will do a good enough job? I have the money but the court appointed me this public defender because I was in custody. Now that this public defender got me out of jail and seems eager to fight my case I don't know if I should have a hire a private lawyer to take over or stay with him. ?