The situation I am in is unbearable. I have virtually no access to law books and I am facing 20 years while being fully self-represented.
I have been asking night shift and day shift deputies for ‘legal request forms’ – paper forms that Sharon Price says must be used for any law lookup request. Day shift, after being reminded several times, ignored my request. The night shift said they don’t even know what is a ‘legal information request form.’
Finally, I obtained a nearly impossible to obtain and official “legal request form”: I asked for the 2018 federal sentencing guidelines for DMT and a list of motions relevant in District Court.
The form was returned, answered by Sharon Price: She said she is not obligated to give me any legal reference material besides “the general statutes with which I am charged.” She is mistaken.
Additionally, she took the liberty to offer her own legal advice – which I did not ask for: Captain Sharon Price wrote, “What you need to do is request standby counsel to be appointed by a judge, as I understand that as of 9-20-18 Mr. Baker is no longer your court-appointed lawyer.”
Huh? She won’t provide me the legal reference about my rights for standby counsel, despite in a previous hearing I actually requested exactly that and the judge told me “he thinks but is not certain that North Carolina no longer allows standby counsel.”
Where does Captain Sharon Price derive her advice from? Why is she advising me now? Now that Garland Baker is not? The four motions I just properly filed and served on the DA on the 20th – have they been heard? Why could they not be heard that day? Do I need to be put on the docket to have them heard? How is that done? Why will the DA not speak directly with me? Especially if I have no legal counsel?