Under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, you have a right to remain silent. And your silence cannot be used against you.
If you choose to represent yourself in court
, you will waive your right to remain silent and the things that you say in court can be used against you. If you go to court and inform them that you were wasted and admit that you went into the other apartment, you are serving yourself up to the prosecutor and ensuring a conviction. Also, if you offer any type of explanation, you are then opening yourself up to cross-examination by the prosecutor.
Are you prepared to risk those consequences? If so, go to court and tell your story. And be prepared to answer whatever questions the prosecutor asks of you.
If you are not prepared to risk those consequences and if you cannot afford to hire an attorney, then, when you go to court, ask the judge for a court-appointed attorney.
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