Representing Yourself in Court

You have the right to be represented by an attorney.  There are significant disadvantages to representing yourself and the assistance of an attorney can be very valuable in evaluating the facts of your case, applying the law, presenting your evidence, and challenging the State's evidence. 

In some cases where the prosecutor is requesting a jail sentence, or a suspended jail sentence, and/or the judge is considering a jail sentence or a suspended jail sentence, or the law requires a mandatory jail sentence, the Court will appoint an attorney to represent you if you cannot afford to hire an attorney. 

You have the right to represent yourself also. People represent themselves in court every day.   Go to our     Forms page   for helpful materials.  You are always welcome to call our office at 775-847-0962.  It is, however, against the law for our office staff to give any legal advice.