Right to counsel

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Litigation, Incarceration for Fees/Fines (incomplete)

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals extended a case finding a right to counsel in criminal contempt cases to civil contempt. Wright v. Wright, 630 So. 2d 450, 452 (Ala. Civ. App. 1992).  The Court of Appeals based its decision on State ex rel. Payne v. Empire Life Insurance Co., 351 So. 2d 538, 542 (Ala. 1977), which was about criminal contempt.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes