Right to counsel

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Legislation, Truancy - Petition Against Child

In Montana, truancy is treated as a "youth in need of intervention" matter, pursuant to Mont. Code § 41-5-103(51)(a)(ii).  And under Mont. Code § 41-5-1413, children have a right to appointed counsel regardless of indigence in such proceedings.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no