Right to counsel

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Legislation, Child Support Enforcement (Civil Contempt)

There is a right to counsel (via the public defender) for indigent defendants in civil contempt proceedings.

Cite: W. Va. Code, ยง 29-21-2, Mooney v. Frazier, 693 S.E.2d 333, 337 (W. Va. 2010)

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no