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acted as witness

List of people who have acted as their own attorney

Some legal jurisdictions permit defendants to act as their own attorneys during a trial (Pro Se is the legal term). Recent studies have shown that four out of five such defendants in the United States are found guilty. Defendants often act as their own attorneys because they distrust lawyers or want to use their trials to make political points. This is a list of prominent cases in which defendants have served or are serving as their own attorneys.

Some people who have tried to assert their right to act as their own attorney have not been permitted to do so. These people include:

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