Right to counsel

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Legislation, Civil Commitment - Subject of Petition

There is a right to counsel for the subject of a civil commitment proceeding, including appeal of any commitment order.

Cite: Va. Code Ann. ยงยง 37.2-814(C), 37.2-817.2(A) (review of post-release mandatory outpatient treatment plan or discharge plan), 37.2-821 (extending such right to appeal).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no