Right to counsel

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Legislation, Sexually Dangerous Persons - Commitment

In commitment proceedings for sexually violent predators, S.C. Stat § 44-48-80(C)(1) refers to the right "to be represented by counsel", while § 44-48-90(B) adds, “At all stages of the proceedings under this chapter, a person subject to this chapter is entitled to the assistance of counsel, and if the person is indigent, the court must appoint counsel to assist the person.”

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no