Right to counsel

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Legislation, Civil Contempt in Family Court

Md. Code Crim. Proc. § 16-204(b)(1)(iv) specifies that an indigent defendant shall be provided representation by the Public Defender in "any [] proceeding in which confinement under a judicial commitment of an individual in a public or private institution may result."


MD. Rules R. 15-206(3) provides some guidance on how waiver of the right to counsel should be handled.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no