Now that he's been found guilty and is facing more jailtime, Leo Crockwell has decided to get a lawyer.
Today - four days after he was found guilty of five charges in connection with a December 2010 standoff in Bay Bulls - Crockwell was back in Newfoundland Supreme Court to iron out scheduling for sentencing and arguments for a post-trial application.
When Justice Richard LeBlanc asked Crockwell what his intentions were regarding counsel, he told the judge he plans to get a lawyer, but pointed out, "There's only so many in the book. There's not too many left."
Crockwell has gone through at least three lawyers in the last year.
Both Rosellen Sullivan and Bob Buckingham each withdrew as his counsel.
He fired Mahoney just days into the six-week trial and represented himself for the rest of the way.
On Friday, a jury convicted Crockwell of assaulting his sister with a weapon (a gun), using a weapon in the commission of a crime, carelessly using a firearm, mischief by interfering with property and recklessly using a firearm.
The 57-year-old, who had been in jail for 18 months, is facing a minimum five-year prison sentence.
Two months ago, Mahoney, filed an application for a stay of proceedings on the basis that the RCMP used excessive force during the eight-day standoff.
Justice Richard LeBlanc opted to have the application dealt with following the trial.
Today, he set June 27 to have arguments for the application heard.
LeBlanc said dates for the sentencing hearing will be scheduled at that time.