October 22, 2013
STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee,
MICHAEL DUNNE, Defendant and Appellant.
Appellant Michael Dunne (Dunne) has filed a Motion for Appointment of Counsel in this appeal from a Second Judicial District, Silver Bow County sentence and conviction for Aggravated Burglary. In support of the motion, he states that he was represented by counsel before the trial court and that he is financially unable to retain private counsel. He also states his belief that he is eligible financially for appointment of the Office of Appellate Defender to represent him.
It appears that Dunne may be entitled to appointed counsel in this appeal.
IT IS ORDERED that the motion for appointment of counsel is GRANTED.
The Office of Appellate Defender (OAD) is granted 30 days from the date of this Order within which to determine whether Dunne qualifies for the appointment of counsel and to file either a notice of appearance or a motion to rescind this Order. In the event the Appellant qualifies for appointed counsel, the OAD shall immediately order transcripts if they have not been already ordered.
The Clerk of the Supreme Court is directed to provide a copy of this Order to the Office of Appellate Defender, counsel of record and to Michael Dunne.