Right to counsel

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Legislation, Truancy - Petition Against Child

Pursuant to N.H. Rev. Stat. § 169-D:2(II)(a), truancy is treated as a "child in need of services" matter.  And children have a right to appointed counsel regardless of indigence in such proceedings, pursuant to N.H. Rev. Stat. § 169-D:12.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no