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

Answered
  • 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.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.