Its a unwritten rule that a defendant can get a better plea deal with a private attorney than with a Public Pretender.
That's what a lot of defendants believe, unfortunately. But there is no data that actually supports that belief.
PDs get paid regardless of how many clients they represent, so they dont put their all in to a case because they are over worked and bearly paid.
That's a great example of illogical reasoning. Salary is not the only thing that motivates people to do a good job. Maybe it's all that motivates you and the people you know, but it is not logical to assume that because you think that way, every one else does too. I've been a government lawyer and a private lawyer myself, and I worked just as hard at both because I took pride in my work and and wanted to do the best possible job. Most of the other government lawyers I know, including PDs, feel the same way. The effort that they put into it isn't about the money.
PDs dont try to win cases they look for the first plea bargin they can get and move on to the next case.
PDs love to take cases to trial that they have a shot to win. That's part of what motivates them to be a PD: they get far more trial time than private attorneys typically do. The key is taking to trial cases they can win. Most defendants are guilty as sin and the state can prove it. In that case, a plea deal is the best you can. That's true for both clients represented by PD or private counsel. And generally speaking, the DA makes the same offers regardless of whether defendant's counsel is a PD or private attorney. DAs control the plea bargain process; private counsel has no extra leverage to get a better deal than a PD does. Again, there is no good data supporting your claim that private counsel on the whole does better with outcomes than PDs as a whole.
They dont answer calls from clients in jail, they dont visit clients in jail and they are generally rude to their clients.
This is the one part where PDs and private counsel differ: private counsel has the time to give the client the extras, like all kinds phone calls and visits to reassure the client, etc, because the client pays for all that. But that extra hand-holding that the client pays for doesn't really help with the actual outcome of the case. It just makes the client feel better. Granted, making the client feel better has some value, but doesn't tell you anything abou the lawyer's legal skills.