Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Legislation, Truancy - Petition Against Child

S.C. Code § 63-19-20(9) defines truancy as a status offense, and S.C. R. Fam. Ct. 36 specifies that "In appropriate cases the court may appoint counsel for the child and assess costs against the parents."

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no