Waiver of counsel, 2014

The right to counsel can be waived by counsel if the juvenile knowingly and voluntarily joins the waiver, by a custodial parent or guardian if that person has no interest adverse to the juvenile, or by the juvenile if he or she has been emancipated.

  • Restrictions on waivers
  • No restrictions
  • Reflects laws as of the end of 2013 legislative sessions.
  • Age

    No restrictions

  • Crime

    No restrictions

  • Hearing

    No restrictions

  • Placement

    No restrictions

Timing of counsel, 2013

In Indiana, an attorney for a juvenile can be appointed at the following points in the process: Custodial Questioning / Talk with Intake Officer.

  • Reflects laws as of the end of 2013 legislative sessions.

Indigency requirements, 2013

Organized at the local level (county/judicial district) with varying state oversight

Organizer: Indiana Public Defender Commission (Additional detail concerning the organization and administration of juvenile defense is available in a state profile from the National Juvenile Defender Center.)

Indigency is not determined legislatively

Indiana indigency law is governed by both juvenile and adult statute, which provide for a determination of indigency. Indigency is judicially determined.

  • Reflects laws as of the end of 2013 legislative sessions.

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