06-03-11 STATE OF NEW JERSEY VS. EDWARD J MIERZWA A-3455-09T2
After defendant's indigency application was denied, he proceeded to trial without an attorney and was convicted of several offenses in municipal court and the Law Division. We reverse and remand for a new trial because orders entered by this court and the Law Division established defendant's right to assigned counsel. Additionally, the trial courts failed to evaluate defendant's request for assigned counsel in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2B:24-9 and N.J.S.A. 2A:158A-14.