Representing yourself in court

Self Representation: Does it Make Sense?

by zizinya February 19, 2013 Criminal Law

Criminal law procedures and sentencing guidelines are difficult for a novice to understand. That’s why it almost always makes good sense to retain an experienced criminal law attorney to represent you when your freedom is on the line. Yet there are a few instances when self-representation may make sense. Self-Representation Many defendants choose to represent […]

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5 reasons not to represent yourself in court

by James Christie April 26, 2012 Law

Why the saying “a lawyer who acts for him or herself has a fool for a client” has much truth in it It’s a classic Hollywood scenario. An innocent man can’t afford legal representation so, burning the midnight oil in a cell lined with legal books from the prison library, mounts his own defence. And […]

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