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Criminal Practice –  Contempt – Constitutional – Right to Counsel – Consent Order Violation (access required)

  Even though contempt proceedings were already underway when the trial court determined that defendants were likely to be held in criminal contempt, the trial court’s appointment of counsel for the indigent defendants at that point did not satisfy defendants’ constitutional right to counsel. We vacate the order holding defendants’ in criminal contempt and remand for a ...

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