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If you were a judge and a defendant wanted to represent himself, what kinds of questions would you ask of him to determine whether or not he was competent to represent himself?
The reason this question was asked:
Self-representation is where if a case is a sample, an individual can represent themselves. It is also referred to as proceed pro se. The court discourages since legal practices need special skills. An unskilled self-representation party is normally at the disadvantage of the court. It is clear that self-representation is where a person represents himself if the case is simple while the right to counsel is where a defendant is given a constitutional right to the Sixth Amendment to the American Constitution to be represented by an attorney during his/her trial (Reinhart, 2016). There are some dangers of self-representation. One of them is these risk of getting convicted or sent to prison. If you do not have knowledge of law or understand your rights, you are likely to confuse yourself and end up in jail. In my opinion, self-representation can be dangerous to the defendant and the court. The rights of the defendant can be infringed if he/she does not understand them (Reinhart, 2016).
Reinhart, T. (2016). Self-Representation in criminal justice. Boston: Pearson Education.