Dangers of Representing Yourself

When it comes time to have your day in court, you are free to represent yourself without a lawyer, assuming you are of sound mind. While you have every right to choose pro se representation, it is generally not a good idea. Criminal cases are complicated and the stakes are very high. Before choosing to plead guilty or choosing to represent yourself, contact a lawyer for a free consultation. This way, you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.

Why You Need a Lawyer for a DUI Charge

By taking advantage of the free consultation, you can learn about what to expect from your case and how a lawyer may be able to help. Some people choose to represent themselves because they worry an attorney may cost too much money. They think they are saving money by representing themselves, but that is not always the case. If you are found guilty, you will face substantial fines and potential jail time – an attorney can mitigate or even eliminate these penalties if you are found not guilty.

At The Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates, we work with our clients on a fee arrangement that works for them. We believe that everyone is entitled to high quality representation regardless of their financial situation. During our free consultation we will discuss our fees and find something both the