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Article 20.

Basic Rights.

§ 7B‑2000.  Juvenile'sright to counsel; presumption of indigence.

(a)        A juvenile allegedto be within the jurisdiction of the court has the right to be represented bycounsel in all proceedings. Counsel for the juvenile shall be appointed inaccordance with rules adopted by the Office of Indigent Defense Services,unless counsel is retained for the juvenile, in any proceeding in which thejuvenile is alleged to be (i) delinquent or (ii) in contempt of court whenalleged or adjudicated to be undisciplined.

(b)        All juveniles shallbe conclusively presumed to be indigent, and it shall not be necessary for thecourt to receive from any juvenile an affidavit of indigency. (1979, c. 815, s. 1; 1998‑202,s. 6; 2000‑144, s. 22.)