Brother is on SS Disability and was arrested on DWI charges. Missouri went back to his teenage years and charged him as "habitual DWI" a felony although other DWIs were many years back. Has no money for attorney, but local bondsman got him out of jail and set him up on monthly payments to pay for his bond. Did this waive his right to court appointed attorney? He is not mentally able to represent himself and has no money for attorney. He has severe health problems which can complicate the situation more. He is pleading not guilty and wants to go to court. He really needs legal help.
Call the PD office and see if he qualifies. He may be out of luck. He needs a lawyer one way or the other. The old cases need to be checked out
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He may certainly apply for a public defender. He should ask the Judge to appoint the public defender for him. They will let him fill out the forms to see if he is eligible for such an appointment.
Take him to the local public defender office and explain everything. They may take his case anyway.
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