Can I represent myself for pretrial hearing? 1 Answers as of May 23, 2011

Can I represent myself for pretrial hearing?

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You do have the right to represent yourself in court. However, legal proceedings can be extremely technical and complicated matters and if you are not properly prepared you may end up damaging your chances of winning your case down the line. Decisions made at your pre-trial hearing can cut off certain defenses later in your case and your decision to plead in a certain manner will have serious consequences for your entire trial. For these reasons, it is always advisable to hire an experienced attorney to represent you whenever you are required to appear in court.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 5/23/2011
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