In court, it’s never a smart idea to represent yourself when it comes to your trial. While this answer might seem self-explanatory, a number of people will truly believe that self-representation is the way to go during a trial. If this were something that many could do, the practice of law would be obsolete, and there’s a good reason why us attorney’s still have jobs. Before flying solo in front of a judge, take a look at some of the things you can avoid by hiring an attorney for your case.
Proper Representation. There’s no surprise that someone who makes law their career is more well-rounded than the average citizen. Through 3+ years of JD schooling and a number of exams, lawyers tend to know a thing or two more than someone off the street looking to save a few bucks on his case. Typically, a judge will also look at the defendant alone at his table, wondering why there’s no representation. Not only will he pick up on the lack of knowledge, the opposing party will as well, and certainly will exploit the lack of knowledge.
Representing yourself might seem like a good idea, when in reality, might be the worst idea. As someone who has likely never experienced the atmosphere of court before, emotions can easily be thrown around the room, to the people who are dictating the court, as well as determining the outcome. On the advice of your counsel, it is usually advised that you leave emotion and opinion out, focusing on the facts. Failure to conduct yourself in the proper manner can lead to a loss in the courtroom, or worse, being held in contempt of court, causing more fines, and possibly more jail time than originally thought.
Before grabbing your best suit, get in contact with the team at GNPCV. Instead of risking the outcome in court, one of our highly skilled attorneys would be happy to represent you, in attempts of delivering a more than favorable outcome.