Representing yourself in court

Not a good idea to represent yourself in Court

Question: I’m representing myself in court for a DUI in Van Nuys, CA (Won’t have DUI attorney defend my case).  1st DUI offense.  What should I argue?  I don’t think I should have been arrested as I was not drunk when I was driving.  I also think that the officer should not have pulled me over to begin with.  This whole situation is ridiculous and a waste of my time.  I am charged with something that I should not be charged with.
Answer: If you have already appeared representing yourself in Court, I am sure the Court has warned you about risks of representing yourself, but I figured I would share the same concern.
It would require far too much time to try to explain all the nuances of defending a DUI case and all the Court procedures that go along with it. Thus the reason why attorneys go to law school for several years and in CA, have to pass a 3 day long test in order to practice law in California.
I would recommend consulting with a DUI lawyer about your case in more detail, and one who is familiar with Van Nuys Court. You can call me if you are interested in hiring a DUI lawyer. But I want to give you the heads up that I can’t just teach you how to defend yourself in Court, and to hire a tudor to attempt to somehow get you up to speed on DUI defense and court procedure would probably cost a lot more money and time than just hiring a DUI defense attorney.
Phil Hache,
Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, CA, San Fernando, CA, Burbank, CA Glendale, CA Pasadena, CA Metropolitan Court, Bellflower, CA, Alhambra, CA,Compton, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, Airport Court, Chatsworth, CA Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA and other Courts