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In a case involving a Juvenile, were abuse is alleged. At the

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In a case involving a Juvenile, were abuse is alleged. At the first hearing within 72 hours prior to the hearing proceeding and if a parent is there, Does the court have to ask if that parent has legal counsel or needs legal counsel by court appointed Attorney, prior to the hearing starting??? I was not ask if I had or needed legal counsel until the end of the hearing.
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Thank you for your question. The answer under ordinary circumstances is "no". In fact, it is normal that a defendant is offered court appointed counsel at the end of his or her first hearing.

Let me know if further clarification is needed. Thank you.
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