State v. HirningAnnotate this Case
Appellant Mil Hirning pleaded guilty to unauthorized possession of a controlled substance and admitted to being a habitual offender. Hirning made the plea after Hirning's trial counsel withdrew from representing him and Hirning proceeded pro se. On appeal, Hirning argued that his waiver of counsel was not voluntary, knowing, and intelligent. The Supreme Court reversed Hirning's convictions and sentence, (1) finding that Hirning was not warned of the dangers of self-representation, and (2) holding that the record did not indicate circumstances from which the Court could find Hirning was aware of the danger and made a voluntary, knowing, and intelligent waiver. Remanded.