Independence, MO asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Constitutional Law and Construction Law for Missouri

Q: In Case 001-3912, I signed a written waiver of counsel form mandated by Mo.Rev.Stat. Section 600.051. However, Case

001-3912 was dismissed by nolle prosequi. Could the form I'd signed in Case 001-3912 constitute compliance with Section 600.051 for my subsequent Case 011-2189 and relieve the trial court from obtaining a new form pertinent to the new case?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kevin Webb
Kevin Webb
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Each case is its own case. Each case requires going through the same steps over and over again. The fact that you are asking this question suggests that you might not want to sign the form this time.

I doubt that the court will rely on a waiver in a different case for this case. That seems to me like asking the court to find you guilty of one case because you pled guilty to another case.

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