Right to counsel

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Legislation, Truancy - Petition Against Child

Pursuant to Ga. Code Ann. § 15-11-2(11)(a)(i), truancy in Georgia is treated as a child in need of services (CHINS) matter.  And pursuant to Ga. Code § 15-11-402(a), there is a right to appointed counsel regardless of indigence for children in CHINS proceedings.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no