I was incarcerated for missed payment on a fine. I had a scheduled court date 2 days in. Upon arriving at booking I refused a court appointed attorney. When my court date for the matter came up I was not escorted to the courthouse or seen by the judge. I was issued a failure to appear by the sherrifs office and when I asked why I wasnt able to represent myself the jailers told me my attorney was on vacation. I was kept in jail for 21 days. I had to call an out of state attorney to contact the counties attorney and was out within 2 days with a signature bond. My bond amount was 200 from the start.
Did you complete an application for court appointed counsel? If so, then the court will appoint one if you qualify.
What is the real crux of your question here? I don't see a claim for constitutional deprivation of rights because an attorney was appointed. It was probably a mistake, and it was cleared up after you asked. If you are asking whether you are entitled to any money, the answer is probably not.
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You were not deprived of your constitutional rights by the court appointing an attorney on your behalf, no. (That you were inconvenienced is apparent, though. That sucks and I'm sorry abut that.) Additionally, while you may choose to proceed pro se, the court may nonetheless appoint standby counsel over your resistance.:
"To summarize federal constitutional law, at least as it has evolved in non-capital cases, a defendant may knowingly and intelligently decide to proceed pro se, a pro se defendant has no constitutional right to standby counsel, and a court has discretion to appoint standby counsel even over the defendant's objection." - https://www.nacdl.org/Article/January-February2017-FromthePresidentSelf-Represen
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