A person financially unable to obtain counsel who desires to pursue the remedy provided
in section 590.01 may apply for representation by the state public defender. The state public defender shall represent such person under the applicable provisions
of sections 611.14 to 611.27, if the person has not already had a direct appeal of the conviction. The state public defender may represent, without charge, all other persons pursuing
a postconviction remedy under section 590.01, who are financially unable to obtain counsel.
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