Right to counsel

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Legislation, Child Support Enforcement (Civil Contempt)

O.R.S. § 33.055(8) governs civil contempt proceedings (referred to as "remedial sanctions"), and states, "A defendant is entitled to be represented by counsel. A court shall not impose on a defendant a remedial sanction of confinement unless, before the hearing is held, the defendant is: (a) Informed that such sanction may be imposed; and(b) Afforded the same right to appointed counsel required in proceedings for the imposition of an equivalent punitive sanction of confinement."

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no