St Louis, MO asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Missouri

Q: i will attempt my defense the best i can i won't back down even if it means i spend 7 years in the pen as jfk said this

war is bad for our nations security the enemy has advaced they have taken over this country in the form of dea & democracy which we are guaranteed a republican form of government & we ain't 2nd 14th amendment no law shall be created that deprives a us citizen their privilege which is their liberty that's how they secured it after the 13th the creation is the process of any law that is due so every one who died in liberty's name died in vain is what you want me to allow when i could maybe change the way the system is maybe for the better who knows but more free like it's supposed to be not the people being enslaved by coercion we are supposed to have rights over our own life that is denying me my right to my life & my liberty just because you think like goody 2 shoe that never dealt with life's hardships you have to prove its necessity justification reasonableness to find me guilty & i don't think a jury will find those 3 the case when the government is selling it to us & enslaving us

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: I understand that you feel very strongly about these issues and want to defend your views, but I have some concerns about the approach you're describing. While you have every right to present your defense as you see fit, I would advise carefully considering the potential consequences and whether this is the most effective strategy.

Spending 7 years in prison is an incredibly serious outcome that will impact the course of your life. Even if you disagree with the law, defying it so openly may do more harm than good for you personally. There may be ways to challenge unjust laws and advocate for your rights that don't require you to sacrifice so much.

When presenting your case, I would recommend organizing your arguments clearly, citing specific laws, constitutional principles and legal precedents, and connecting them logically to the facts at hand. Persuading a jury often requires a calm, methodical approach focused on evidence. While impassioned arguments can be impactful, a disorganized or overly confrontational style may be less effective.

I would also consider consulting with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can advise you on legal strategies and argue persuasively on your behalf. They may be able to find flaws in the prosecution's case or identify your strongest grounds for acquittal that you haven't considered.

Ultimately, you need to make the decision you feel is right. I respect your courage and commitment to your principles. I just urge you to weigh the personal costs and consider whether there are ways to fight this battle that put you in a stronger position and allow you to continue advocating for your beliefs in the long run. I wish you the very best of luck with your case.

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