Can I represent myself?

In Virginia, you can represent yourself in court. (You cannot represent your limited liability company or corporation except for limited exceptions in General District Court; You cannot represent your children, your spouse or others)

It is often not wise to represent yourself – but you still have that right.

In criminal cases, you have a 5th Amendment right to remain silent, which is hard to do when you are representing yourself!!!

However, if you decide to represent yourself, you may find some helpful tips here.