Right to counsel

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Legislation, Sexually Dangerous Persons - Registration/Notification

In 2016, the Oregon Legislature created a new procedure for evaluating whether juveniles who commit sex-related offenses must report as sex offenders.  ORS § 163A.030(4)(a) provides that “A person who is the subject of a hearing under this section has the right to be represented by a suitable attorney possessing skills and experience commensurate with the nature and complexity of the case, to consult with the attorney prior to the hearing and, if financially eligible, to have a suitable attorney appointed at state expense.”

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes