New York DWI Lawyer on Clients Defending Themselves
As a knowledgeable New York DWI Lawyer I am occasionally asked by clients if they can defend themselves without a lawyer. Let’s say you’re arrested in Brooklyn and you say, “I’m going to save a little money, I don’t want to use the public defender because I don’t qualify. I’m just going to represent myself.” You’re allowed to. A judge will certainly ask you five or seven minutes’ worth of questions to determine whether or not you will waive your right to have an attorney.
It’s not a good idea to represent yourself because you don’t know the rules. If you do know the rules, it’s not a good idea because you’re emotionally attached to the facts and circumstances and the consequences. It’s always good to have at least a legal advisor to help you out. I don’t see anybody representing themselves in New York on DWI cases. I’m sure there’s the crazy exception, but I would put it that way because it’s really not a very good idea.
Are you thinking about representing yourself in your DWI case? If so, contact the knowledgeable New York DWI Lawyer Carl Spector.