The Michigan Constitution Podcast

Tony Snyder is a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan who offers a bi-monthly podcast on the Michigan Constitution. Here you will learn about each Article and its respective Sections, what they mean, and case law that has addressed how those provision are implemented in the day-to-day lives of citizens of Michigan.


episode 34: E-34: Right to Atty/Self-Rep (Part 1)

You have a constitutional right, both under the Michigan Constitution and the U.S. Constitution, to hire an attorney; have an attorney appointed to you if you cannot afford one; but also the right to NOT have an attorney and to represent yourself. But what sort of parameters are there for when you want to represent yourself? What about representing yourself during pre-trial hearings? Can you do that? What about representing yourself in appellate courts/litigation, is that okay? We discuss that during Part One of our two-part conversation!


 2021-05-01  34m