Do I need an attorney to file a motion to reduce bail?

Asked on December 30, 2018 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Your friend can file a motion on his own ("pro se"): while an attorney is obviously helpful, you have the right to be your own lawyer or represent yourself. But a non-lawyer cannot file a motion or any legal papers on behalf of anyone but him/herself, so your jailed friend has to this himself--you can't do it for him.


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