Warren Jeffs Wants to Represent Himself
The most recent news out of Texas is that FLDS Church leader Warren Jeffs told the judge in his case that he wants to fire his attorney and represent himself. His reasons for this desire is that the attorney does not understand the facts of the case and that by defending himself “true justice” will be served. The prosecution has signed off on the request stating that they are fine with the release of counsel but the judge is not yet convinced and has taken a recess to consider Jeffs’ request. Appearing for yourself in criminal proceedings, or pro se legal representation, is often attempted by accused individuals and it is usually not the best decision. Although, many judges will try and help the defendant in understanding the law because they want to be approachable, the reality is that an attorneys knowledge and expereince is truly valuable. The attorneys at Salcido Law Firm for example have not only studied the law and understand what the rules of court are but they’ve spent thousands of hours in court and know what arguments work with judges and which do not.
Criminal Charges Against Jeffs
Jeffs has been charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child in Texas, known as sexual abuse of a child in Utah. The charges that Jeffs recently faced in Utah were different in that he was being charged as an accomplice to rape for performing underage marriage as part of his religion. The charges against him in Texas, however, are accusing him of committing the sexual acts himself and having sex with two teenage girls. If Jeffs is convicted he could possibly receive a life sentence.
Salcido Law Firm – Experienced Legal Counsel
Jeffs faces serious charges that he should defend with serious legal counsel. If you have been charged with a sex crime in Utah then you too should hire an experienced and dedicated attorney. You can find the help you need at Salcido Law Firm, we offer free consultations and we are prepared to fight for your rights.