How Not To Defend Yourself in Court

Judges always advise defendants in a criminal case to have a lawyer represent them. If they’re indigent (too poor to hire a lawyer), the court will appoint a lawyer. Here’s a great example of a guy who thumbed his nose at the judge’s advice, then on the day of trial, realized he was way over his head and tried to get the judge to give him more time to prepare. The judge was unsympathetic. Then, he pulled a little trick out of his not-so-nimble mind that left the judge even less than impressed than she was before, and left the defendant with a 40 plus year sentence. Here’s a video on how why you should never defend yourself in court, but if you do, here’s how NOT to do it.

Disorder in the Court – Self Defense Lessons
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