Folks: THIS WAS FORWARDED TO ME. FYI news. I didn’t edit it.
From page four of the attached document by Erica Hashimoto of Georgetown Law.,[Moderator/Bear: This is posted in the files section of the group here: http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/0PHgTYshZhE2mnHyJAlAhspKT1_B0vje1snJfsCHSsHCjfrjFo0xqZBNzYiDfKJollHdr86hsfPhMaNvkb17/Right2MakeAFoolOfYourselfNCourt.PDF; copy, paste, & make sure there are no spaces in the URL. DO NOT WRITE & TELL ANYONE THE LINK DOESN'T WORK!]
“Indeed, at the state court level, felony defendants representing themselves at the time their cases were terminated appear to have done better than their represented counterparts in that they were less likely to have been convicted of felonies.”
Defense attorneys screw up a lot because they plea bargain too much. Prosecutors screw up a lot because of the incompetence of defense attorneys apposing them. Your attorney and the prosecutor will make a ton of mistakes and you will suffer for it. THAT’s why pro se litigants do better than defense attorneys in felonies.
A defendant who relies solely upon a defense attorney will typically lose, either through a plea bargain or the ruling of the court. Every defendant should study and if possible master the rules of criminal procedure and evidence. And defendants should do one more thing to win. Hire the man at
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