PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES
PLEAS AND REFUSAL TO PLEAD
605:1 Minors, etc.
No minor under the age of 17 years, except with the consent of his parent, nor any person supposed to be of unsound mind shall be permitted to plead guilty or shall be put upon trial until counsel has been appointed to advise him and conduct his defense. If such person is poor, witnesses may, on motion of his counsel, be summoned in his behalf at the expense of the county.
Source. GS 243:4. GL 261:4. PS 254:4. 1913, 31:1. PL 368:5. RL 428:5.