Like I said you have better odds defending yourself than you have with a public pretender.
I strongly disagree. Courts have rules and procedures, and prosecutors use those rules to completely decimate legal neophytes all the time, saw it in my own case, read about it in the news all the time. Defending yourself in court is an idiotic move.
The fact that you consider doing 5 months a "good deal"...
seeing what people around me who didn't listen to their council's advice got, yes. I did the best thing possible given the circumstances. Defending myself would have gotten me a year in state, I'm quite sure. But no, let's hear about your own case and how you one the day defending yourself, ace.