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H 3423 - Requires all defendants in the summary courts facing criminal charges with the possibility of prison to be informed of their right to counsel

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter (D)
Last Action: 1/12/2021 - House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
House Committee: Judy
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires all defendants in the summary courts facing criminal charges with the possibility of prison to be informed of their right to counsel.

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H 3423 General Bill, By Cobb-Hunter
Summary: Right to counsel by defendants
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-23-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL BY DEFENDANTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE SUMMARY COURTS OF THIS STATE FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPRISONMENT MUST BE INFORMED OF THEIR RIGHT TO COUNSEL, AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR ENSURING DEFENDANTS ARE INFORMED OF THEIR RIGHT TO COUNSEL.
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12/09/20House Prefiled
12/09/20House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/12/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 190)
01/12/21House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 190)



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