Waiver of counsel, 2014
A parent, guardian, or juvenile can waive the right to counsel as long as the court finds that the person has full awareness of his or her rights and the consequences of the waiver.
- Restrictions on waivers
- No restrictions
- Reflects laws as of the end of 2013 legislative sessions.
Timing of counsel, 2013
In Wyoming, an attorney for a juvenile can be appointed at the following points in the process: Detention Hearing / First Court Appearance / Arraignment; Once a Petition is Filed / Hearing on the Petition; All Stages of Proceedings / All Critical States of Proceedings.
Indigency requirements, 2013
Organized at the state level
Organizer: Office of the State Public Defender
(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
In Wyoming, this topic is governed by juvenile statutes, juvenile court rules and adult statutes. These laws provide procedures to determine indigency. Indigency is judicially determined. Court can / must appoint attorney for juvenile if non-indigent parent refuses to pay for juvenile's attorney.
Courtroom shackling, 2015
No statewide restriction
Sex offender registration, 2015
Wyoming has juvenile statutory provisions related to juvenile competency when facing delinquency allegations. If it appears to the court (following examination) before the delinquency adjudication that the juvenile is incompetent to participate in further proceedings by reason of mental illness or intellectual disability to a degree rendering the child subject to involuntary commitment to the Wyoming state hospital or the Wyoming life resource center, the court will then hold delinquency proceedings and refer the juvenile for commitment proceedings in District Court. If District Court commits the child to the Wyoming state hospital, the Wyoming life resource center or any other facility or institution for treatment and care of people with a mental illness or an intellectual disability, the delinquency petition is dismissed (and the delinquency case is closed). Otherwise, adjudication and disposition of the child will proceed.
No juvenile standard
Juvenile standard is the adult standard
Juvenile justice standard exists
JJ standard includes developmental immaturity