Washington, Jul 13: Anand Jon, India-born fashion designer has filed a new petition at California court seeking permission to dismiss his lawyer and said he will defend himself.
The news report said, the California court which convicted him for sexually assaulting upcoming models, has scheduled hearing on the petition on Jul 13. He now faces 162 years of imprisonment.
Ronald Richard, his lawyer said, "He (Anand Jon) said he wanted to represent himself, there are certain benefits for unsentenced prisoner to do so."
Richard also said, "If you're going without a lawyer it's easier -- you have access to the law library and other aspects of your case, which he doesn't have now. I think a policy of direct engagement will assist this defendant."
Meanwhile, Richards said Anand sister, Sanjana plans to stage a protest outside the court house on Tuesday, Jul 14.