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The DC Code: § 22-3805 Right to counsel.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

A patient shall have the right to have the assistance of counsel at every stage of the proceeding under this chapter. Before the court appoints psychiatrists pursuant to § 22-3806 it shall advise the patient of his or her right to counsel and shall assign counsel to represent him or her unless the patient is able to obtain counsel or elects to proceed without counsel.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-3505. 1973 Ed., § 22-3505. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-119, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-3803. DC CODE § 22-3805 Current through December 11, 2012


(June 9, 1948, 62 Stat. 348, ch. 428, title II, § 203; May 21, 1994, D.C. Law 10-119, § 20(c), 41 DCR 1639.)