The ten commandments #6 Thou shalt not kill
It's possible, especially if it is a high classed misdemeanor or a low classed felony, but, there are no guarantees when it pertains to sentencing. There are lenient judges, equitable judges and judges who will use the law to the maximum in every single case regardless of the surrounding circumstances.
There are Probation Officers and then there are Federal Probation officers... Who pays them? The goverment! As a Probation officer i get paid by the State and enjoy all the health benefits that the state offers.
There isn't any specific mention of 'free' trial in the US Constitution, but it has been inferred from the statements that everyone is entitled to have defense counsel. In order to insure that, the legal system has been forced to provide legal representation for those that cannot afford it. Sixth Amendment ? Trial by jury and other rights of the accused. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense. There is no guarantee to a free and public trial. You are guaranteed a speedy trial, being judged by a jury of your peers, and the right to confront your accuser. The right of an attorney being provided free of charge is not in the Constitution.
If its a specific case you want, then you might find the court house he was processed through and look up the records or ask at the courthouse what happened to him. There are also local libraries in the community the judge got convicted in, that might have information via the local newspapers. Most libraries store up local newspapers, as do the newspapers themselves. Newspapers keep records of past newspapers they have printed. You might ask a lawyer to help you out as well.