1. Whether the appellant received a speedy trial.
2. Whether the district court properly informed the appellant of the dangers of proceeding without counsel and the penalties he faced.
A felony information charging the appellant with burglary, larceny, interference with a police officer, failure to provide personal information after a vehicular accident, and failure to give notice of an accident to police, was filed against the appellant on October 2, 2009. That same day, the appellant executed an affidavit requesting court-appointed counsel and an order appointing a public defender was entered. In the affidavit, the appellant wrote, “Rep[resent] myself w[ith] stand in counsel.” Also, on October 2, 2009, the appellant waived his preliminary hearing.
Ten days after the appellant completed his application for appointed counsel, but before his arraignment, the public defender’s office moved to vacate its appointment because the appellant “wrote on [the affidavit] that he would represent himself ‘with stand in counsel’.” Shortly thereafter, but before arraignment, the appellant filed handwritten pro se motions asking the district court for, among other things, a separation of the charges, full discovery, and medical care.
Judge(s): Barton Voigt
Jurisdiction: Wyoming Supreme Court
Related Categories: Criminal Justice
|Supreme Court Judge(s)|
|Trial Court Judge(s)|
|Appellant Lawyer(s)||Appellant Law Firm(s)|
|Diane Lozano||Office of the Wyoming State Public Defender|
|Tina Olson||Office of the Wyoming State Public Defender|
|David Westling||Office of the Wyoming State Public Defender|
|Appellee Lawyer(s)||Appellee Law Firm(s)|
|Terry Armitage||Office of the Wyoming Attorney General|
|Michael Pauling||Office of the Wyoming Attorney General|
|Gregory Phillips||Office of the Wyoming Attorney General|
|Stewart Young||University of Wyoming College of Law|