New Utah law guarantees counsel for criminal debt collection

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03/23/2017, Legislation, Incarceration for Fees/Fines (incomplete)

SB 71, enacted in 2017, requires that the collection and enforcement of criminal debt be treated as a contempt matter and requires counsel to be appointed for all such cases.  This is codified as Utah Code Ann. § 78B-6-317(1), (3).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no