Right to counsel

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Legislation, Incarceration for Fees/Fines (incomplete)

Texas law states that that "An indigent defendant is entitled to have an attorney appointed to represent him in any adversary judicial proceeding that may result in punishment by confinement…" Tex. Code Crim. Proc. 1.051(c). Although this is part of the criminal code, this particular language is not limited to criminal cases, and in fact it has been applied in the civil contempt context. See Matter of B.A.M., 980 S.W.2d 788, 790 n.4 (Tex. App. 1998).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes