If you are charged with a crime, you could be subject to a range of different penalties including fines, loss of certain privileges, and even imprisonment. While all people are entitled to legal defense, some may prefer pursuing pro-se litigation in which they will defend themselves in court. There are some advantages that come when you pursue pro-se litigation.
One situation in which pursuing pro-se litigation can be a good option is if you feel that you are not being provided adequate defense. If you have spoken with a lawyer and do not feel that they are focused on your case, or are not completely knowledgeable about the law, you may be better off representing yourself in the courtroom. Many defendants feel that they know far more about their case and the situation than any lawyer possibly could.
Another situation in which pursuing pro-se litigation can be beneficial is if you would like to lower your legal fees. If you do not want to hire a public defender, you will quickly find that the cost of private legal fees for any case can be significant. This can be especially true if the case goes to trial as it will require a significant amount more preparation and planning time. By defending yourself in your trial, you can greatly reduce the amount of money you will spend preparing for your court case.
If you are charged with a crime and want to pursue pro-se litigation, contact us to learn more about the services we can provide to you. While you may be knowledgeable about the law and trial process, there are still many factors that you may not be taking into consideration. We can help you prepare for your court case and provide additional consultation services to help you increase your chances of winning your case.