I was convicted for dwi first offense. I was not in or near the car. I actually got a friend to drive my car and I to a diner a quarter mile from my home. Went to eat and a "caller" called the cops saying I was driving under the influence. I got arrested and then convicted in court. I asked for a public defender and was denied by clerk of court and the judge. I asked because I can't afford a lawyer. There is no witness to me actually driving only the cops word and he stated in court he did not see me driving. So because of not having a lawyer in trial I got railroaded. Representing myself in trial court the D.A. failed to send me a discovery before trial.
Sounds like you have a lot going on here. If you did not get appointed counsel if may be because you were charged with a class B misdemeanor , and with no possibility of incarceration, you would not be allowed to have appointed counsel which you would have if charged with a class A misdemeanor or higher. Appeals on class B offenses usually require an error of law to be heard on appeal. A "Brady" violation ( state must turn over exculpatory evidence, or evidence that could be used for impeachment) is a possible way to go, but did you ask for it and did you tell the court about this to preserve the issue? Also to prevail on this issue , you must show some real prejudice to your case. This means how would the outcome have been different? See an attorney soon because the appeal period is short.
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