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Criminal Practice – Direct Contempt – Statutory Right to Counsel – Inapplicable – First Impression (access required)

  Where defendant was held in direct criminal contempt for disrupting the trial judge’s courtroom, G.S. § 7A-451(a)(1) did not give defendant the right to be represented by counsel. However, we remand for the correction of a clerical error in one of the contempt orders and for resentencing in the other. G.S. § 7A-451(a)(1) provides, “An indigent person ...

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