Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Counsel for children charged with delinquent acts. Provides that, unless or until a valid waiver of the right to counsel has been or is made, a court shall appoint counsel for a child charged with a delinquent act if certain circumstances apply. Establishes requirements for waiving the child's right to counsel. Allows a waiver of the child's right to counsel to be withdrawn at any time. (This bill codifies Rule 25 of the Indiana Rules on Criminal Procedure.) Counsel for children charged with delinquent acts. Provides that, unless or until a valid waiver of the right to counsel has been or is made, a court shall appoint counsel for a child charged with a delinquent act if certain circumstances apply. Establishes requirements for waiving the child's right to counsel. Allows a waiver of the child's right to counsel to be withdrawn at any time. (This bill codifies Rule 25 of the Indiana Rules on Criminal Procedure.)