19-106. Rights of defendant. In a criminal action the defendant is entitled:
1. To a speedy and public trial.
2. To be allowed counsel as in civil actions, or to appear and defend in person and with counsel.
[(19-106) Cr. Prac. 1864, sec. 10. p. 214, first two subds.; R.S., R.C., & C.L., sec. 7355; C.S., sec. 8621; I.C.A., sec. 19-106.]