Attorneys know very well the dangers of either self representing yourself, hiring a cheap or inexperienced lawyer, or having a public defender defend a person that’s accused of a serious criminal offense. Felony charges can amount to person serving their whole life in prison. That’s fine if the person is guilty, but a pure fuckjob for a person that’s innocent. And these fuckjobs are common and occur quit often.
To make a long blog post short, a lot of the innocent black men that in jail either had poor attorneys, or were railroaded from the start. Simply put, if a person is poor or under education, felony charges mean nothing less that a dire life changing circumstance.