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Warren Jeffs Decides to Represent Himself

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/new/7680068.html

Abraham Lincoln once said that “a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.”  The expression applies equally to non-lawyers attempting to represent themselves.  Earlier this month Fundamentalist LDS leader Warren Jeffs fired all of his lawyers the day his sexual assault trial began.  As a result he could not have the assistance of counsel during crucial pretrial evidentiary hearings.  With the aid of a lawyer Jeffs might have presented valid legal arguments as to why certain evidence might be kept from the Jury.  Without a lawyer virtually all of this evidence is going to be shown to the Jury.

The Law Offices of The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp was one of many Texas law firms consulted by Jeffs before his trial.  If you or someone you know is charged with sexual assault, it is important to hire an attorney who knows the law and can fight for your rights.  Call us today for a free consultation. 

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