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Section 2151.455 | Representation.


(A) An emancipated young adult is entitled to representation by legal counsel at all stages of proceedings conducted under section 2151.45 to 2151.455 of the Revised Code.

(B) If, as an indigent person, the emancipated young adult is unable to employ counsel, the emancipated young adult is entitled to have counsel provided pursuant to Chapter 120. of the Revised Code.

(C) If an emancipated young adult appears without counsel, the court shall determine whether the emancipated young adult knows of the right to counsel, and to be provided with counsel, if indigent.

(D) The court may continue the case to enable an emancipated young adult to obtain counsel, to be represented by the county public defender or the joint county public defender, or to be appointed counsel upon request pursuant to Chapter 120. of the Revised Code.

(E) Upon written request, prior to any hearing involving the emancipated young adult, any report concerning an emancipated young adult that is used in, or is pertinent to, a hearing, shall for good cause shown be made available to any attorney representing the emancipated young adult and to any attorney representing any other party to the case.

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