The judge denied the request, pointing out that because the New Hampshire case was treated as a misdemeanor, he wasn’t entitled to an attorney. Besides, the judge said, even if that case were not part of the record, there were still at least four priors, enough to support the charge of a fifth or subsequent offense.
Snow has been in custody since the accident and received credit for more than 520 days he’s been awaiting trial. He will have to serve about three more years before he can seek parole.
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