“I was wrongly convicted of murder. I spent nearly 17 years in prison fighting my case. When I finally won a new trial, I chose Greg Robey to be a part of my defense team. He found an FBI agent who had worked on the case in the 1980s, along with critical pieces of evidence that we thought were long lost. After a long and very hard-fought trial, I was found Not Guilty of all charges. I owe my freedom to Greg Robey and my defense team.” -R.R., Ravenna, Ohio
Certainly, you could represent yourself when you face criminal charges. You could gather evidence to support your case and you could build your own defense. In fact, you could even stand before a judge and jury and argue your innocence. But should you? To use a medical analogy, if you were seriously injured, would you operate on yourself? Even if you were a doctor, you would still go to the hospital.
The same principle holds true when facing criminal charges of any degree. Even if you have a legal background, you protect your best interests by seeking assistance from a skilled defense attorney. The following are a few reasons why you should never represent yourself in a criminal case in Ohio:
If you or someone you love is arrested, consult with an experienced defense attorney. He or she can inform you of your rights and assist you in building a solid defense.