A person who advocates on own case without hiring any representative is called a self-represented litigant. They have a very lower chance to win. Criminal charges are serious and self-representing can be challenging. If you are charged with a criminal offense hire a criminal lawyer is always a better choice, no need to talk to the police or prosecution team, they may use it against you as evidence. Because the prosecution team is aggressive, rude, and sincere to collect evidence. For criminal charges as a sentence, you may pay a fine, including life behind jail. A lawyer provides you legal protection, negotiate with you for a better deal, investigate and collect relevant information which could be important to your defense, help seal your criminal record a criminal charge can affect your reputation, give you moral and emotional support, they have knowledge and experience of the criminal system which help them to build a strong case on your behalf.