If you get arrested, which would you prefer?
A public defender who is free and grossly over-worked with cases, or an attorney experienced in the area for which you are being accused?
Especially if the professional is paid by someone else on your behalf.
You can always represent yourself in court.
Its Latin term is, “pro per”. EVERY judge in America cautions anyone being so foolish to seriously consider expert legal representation.
Because the results are ALWAYS disastrous for the defendant.
Think about this…you have MONEY waiting for you through the VA.
That money repays your initial investment. After that, it’s ALL YOURS FOR LIFE.