Right to counsel

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Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Accused Parents

Indigent defendant parents have a right to counsel at a preliminary protective hearing to review the taking into temporary custody of a child from the home of the parent or guardian (Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 8-824(D)), at an initial dependency hearing for a child initiated upon petition by a third party (Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 8-843(B)), and at a proceeding for permanent guardianship of a child (Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 8-872(D)). They also have a statutory right to counsel for the remainder of the dependency proceedings. Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 8- 221(B); Daniel Y. v. Arizona Dept. of Economic Sec., 77 P.3d 55, 58 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2003),

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no