Charles Denton quoted by Daily Journal (registration required), Dec. 7, 2017
Chuck Denton … said he doesn’t expect it to be difficult to find Garcia Zarate guilty of the charges considering there was never a question that he was a felon or in the country illegally. … “He was convicted in state court so that means something but whether it means the same in federal, it depends on the jury.”
Charles Denton and Charles Weisselberg quoted by The Daily Californian, Oct. 22, 2017
Although defendants representing themselves do not belong to the law profession, they are held to the same courtroom standards, Denton said. He added that, while the process is traumatic for the victim, the defense is less effective compared to attorney representation.
Charles Weisselberg … said that with self-representing defendants, cross-examination objectives remain the same with or without a representative lawyer — to “undermine the credibility of the witness or draw out points that would support the defense.”