Also, it's more complicated than just the amount of time since the charge. Some of that time can be counted as intake or neutral time, which means it doesn't count in the calculation.
Finally, you might wonder why paralegals have to go through all this trouble if unrepresented people don't. The answer is because they know how to and it is the rules of practice. Those rules are sometimes relaxed for unrepresented individuals to ensure justice, but the fact remains that without a factum and oral argument, most challenges by unrepresented peopke are unsuccessful. Reason being that you cant rely on the judge to know the law and how it applies to your particular case, you have to present it to them in a clear and convincing manner.
NOTHING I SAY ON HERE IS LEGAL ADVICE.