ORS 419C.245¹
Right to counsel
  • waiver

(1) The juvenile department counselor shall inform, in writing, a youth and the youth’s parents or guardians of the youth’s right to counsel and to appointed counsel at state expense, if the youth is determined to be financially eligible under the policies, procedures, standards and guidelines of the Public Defense Services Commission. The right to counsel shall attach prior to the youth’s entering into a formal accountability agreement.

(2) The youth may waive the right to counsel prior to the youth’s entering into a formal accountability agreement, provided that:

(a) The youth’s juvenile department counselor has advised the youth of the youth’s right to counsel, in writing; and

(b) The waiver is in writing, signed by the youth and presented to the youth’s juvenile department counselor. [1993 c.33 §194; 1995 c.422 §126; 2001 c.962 §84; 2003 c.449 §14; 2017 c.389 §2]

Chapter 419C

Law Review Cita­tions

Under Former Similar Statutes

56 OLR 428 (1977); 16 WLR 417 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 419C—Juvenile Code: Delinquency, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors419C.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 419C, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano419C.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information