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Ok Thanks. Here is the situation a defendant is in jail which has no computer no legal library and no legal assistance of any kind but the jail administrator allowed a relative to fill out an application for post conviction relief. Some info was acquired from various websites, family members who have some legal background but not lawyers etc. But the defendant had no access to anything although the relatve kept him abreast of what was going on and of course the defendant will read it ask questions and if satisfied sign it. Again the jail administrator authorized this and will be the notary on the document. In this scenario the defendant can't say he has done his homework but I guess he can still say" I have a right to represent myself and have anyone I want to help me" and just refuse to say who helped him even if a judge should ask?
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