Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Court Rule or Initiative, Issues Related to Incarcerated People

Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure Rule 3.111(b)(2) provides:


Counsel may be provided to indigent persons in all proceedings arising from the initiation of a criminal action against a defendant, including postconviction proceedings and appeals therefrom, extradition proceedings, mental competency proceedings, and other proceedings that are adversary in nature, regardless of the designation of the court in which they occur or the classification of the proceedings as civil or criminal.


Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: yes