Legal Advice: Right to CounselSubmitted by Anonymous Love on Fri, 03/22/2013 - 09:58
I need some information on the Right to Counsel...
I have successfully defended myself (pro se) in the past against an assault charge. I have a friend who was charged with Operating While Intoxicated yesterday. She was wrongfully denied a field sobriety test and the officer made her blow into a field breathalizer.
She has a right to counsel. Can she consent to my counsel if I am not a member of the bar? Can I represent her in front of the county attorney, magistrate, trial, etc., with her voluntary consent?
Do we try it anyways and claim a threat to her life and liberty if they refuse?
Any support would help. Thanks.