Should I represent myself in a criminal case?

It is extremely risky to represent yourself in a criminal case. When you face criminal charges and potential jail time, your attorney is your first and only defense against the state’s legal team consisting of the arresting officer and his investigative team, the prosecutor and his investigative team and legal experts. A judge, too, will not look out for your interests; he is to remain impartial. The most important reason against self representation is lack of experience and education in the law. Even experienced lawyers rely upon other attorneys to represent their interests in court.

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