Can you represent yourself in a criminal case in Jacksonville?

There is an old saying that goes, “A man who represents himself has a fool for a client”.

In the state of Florida, you are allowed to represent yourself if the criminal court goes through some steps. You have to make a clear, timely, and unequivocal declaration to the judge that you want to represent yourself and do not want a Florida criminal defense attorney. The judge has to make a finding that you knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily waived your right to criminal legal counsel.

If you have been arrested in Jacksonville, contact our Jacksonville Criminal Law Firm at (904) 634-0900.