Self Help Legal Services, P.A.

In most criminal cases, if the defendant is unable to retain an attorney, the Court will appoint an attorney to represent them. There are a few cases where an attorney is not court-appointed for a defendant, and this is where Self Help Legal Services can help you.

Modify or Terminate Probation

There are a few instances where Self-Help Legal P.A. can be useful in criminal cases. If you are on probation and want to either modify or terminate your probation, Self-Help Legal P.A. can help you. It can be very expensive to hire an attorney to help you terminate or modify your probation, but with Self-Help Legal P.A., most cases would only cost $400.

I would draft your motion, prepare your testimony and your witness testimony, and prepare your exhibits/documents to be entered into evidence. I would instruct you on how to set your motion for a hearing, I can draft subpoenas for you and give you tips on proper court etiquette.

Each case has a unique set of facts, and nobody knows the facts like the client! If you have been a good probationer, have good reasons for your motion and can show the Judge the sincerity of your cause, and in cases of termination, have completed at least one half of your probation

Correcting Mistakes

A “mistake” is when the Judge says one thing in court, but a different ruling is written down on paper in the Judgement and Sentence. What the Judge says in open court always trumps what is written down on paper.

When this type of mistake is made, there is an easy way to fix it. You have to file a Motion to Correct Mistake and set it for a hearing. In order to prove the mistake, you will have to order a transcript of the proceeding.

All criminal cases are recorded. All you need is the date and the case number and you will be able to order the transcript of the proceedings. Once you have the transcript (that will show the judge said something different than what was written down), you can file your motion and set it for a hearing. This is one case you cannot lose and most of the time you will not even have to go to court!



You will be advised of your rights and obligations when you are going through any family law case.


You will receive counseling regarding actions you should and should not take both in and out of court. You will receive counseling on what actions to take and what actions to avoid when children are involved.


Your legal paperwork will be prepared by an attorney during your Self Help Services session (as time permits) and you will receive an instruction letter explaining what steps to take next.


You will be given contact information as needed for resources such as court reporters, private process servers, counselors, expert witnesses, parenting classes, courthouses, and judges.


Fees start as low as $45 for an initial 30 minute consultation. The first 2 hour Self Help session is a $400 minimum and $200 per hour thereafter if more time is needed. There may be other costs associated with your case payable to third parties which are out of the control of the attorney.


Self Help Legal Services, P.A. is proud to announce a new service that automates the appointments and allows you to schedule your own appointment(s) as needed.