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§15A‑1242.  Defendant's election to represent himself at trial.

A defendant may be permittedat his election to proceed in the trial of his case without the assistance ofcounsel only after the trial judge makes thorough inquiry and is satisfied thatthe defendant:

(1)        Has been clearlyadvised of his right to the assistance of counsel, including his right to theassignment of counsel when he is so entitled;

(2)        Understands andappreciates the consequences of this decision; and

(3)        Comprehends thenature of the charges and proceedings and the range of permissible punishments.(1977, c. 711, s. 1.)