State v. ZiolkowskiAnnotate this Case
After a jury trial that was held in absentia, Appellant was convicted of obstructing a peace officer, resisting arrest, failing to carry motor vehicle liability insurance, and speeding. Appellant appealed. Appellant subsequently failed to appear at an indigence hearing to determine Appellant’s eligibility for appointed counsel. The district court dismissed the appeal for Appellant’s failure to appear for the scheduled court date. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing Appellant’s appeal from the justice court because (1) Appellant failed to appear for a scheduled court date; and (2) there was not good cause precluding the district court from dismissing Appellant’s appeal.