"Lawyers." Ha. I mean, literally laughed out loud.
Last month, a Jan/6 riotmonkey defended himself in FEDERAL court after spending TWO WEEKS in the prison library looking up the law.
The judge told him a few times it was a bad idea, a lawyer would be MUCH better for him. But he's free to do it.
In the course of his trial, he not only didn't defend himself against the charges, he admitted to two completely new felonies he hadn't been charged with before the trial. Judge sent him back to jail.
I'm not championing for scofflaws to get out of their due consequences, but there is a reason lawyers exist and I am for any knuckledragging moron in American court system getting their due protections of and from the law. But this guy DID HIS OWN RESEARCH and made his life worse... So i gotta laugh.