Right to counsel

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Legislation, Truancy - Petition Against Child

In Ohio, truancy is treated either as an "unruly child" matter (pursuant to Ohio Rev. Code § 3321.38) or delinquency (pursuant to Ohio Rev. Code § 2152.02(E)(2), which refers to a child who disobeys a valid court order related to a prior adjudication as an unruly child for being truant).  And Ohio Rev. Code § 2151.352 grants an indigent child a right to counsel in all juvenile court matters (with only exceptions that do not pertain to truancy).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no