Since 1975, Americans have had right to represent oneself in court. To do it, you just have to be deemed competent by the trial judge. But it is a good idea? We look at the most famous self-defense cases and the results. Before you do it, read this.
Former Wall Street banker Michael Marin is suspected to have killed himself in court Friday after being found guilty of arson. Marin, 53, a one-time millionaire who burned down his house after being unable to pay for it, faced a 15 3/4 year sentence.