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Judicial Advisement of the Right to Counsel. Whenever a party initially appears before the court without an attorney in any criminal proceeding where the right to counsel attaches, the judge shall advise the party, or if the party is a juvenile or is under guardianship, the party and a parent or legal guardian, where appropriate, that:
(1) The party has a right to be represented by an attorney in the proceeding and that
(2) If the court determines that the party, or the party's parent or guardian where appropriate, wants but cannot afford the services of an attorney, that an attorney will be provided at public expense.
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