Nebraska authorizes appointment of counsel in civil forfeiture cases
While a state may have many statutes, court decisions, or court rules governing appointment of counsel for a particular subject area, a "Key Development" is a statute/decision/rule that prevails over the others (example: a state high court decision finding a categorical right to counsel in guardianships cases takes precedence over a statute saying appointment in guardianship cases is discretionary).
04/19/2016, Legislation, Civil Forfeiture
In civil forfeiture proceedings, R.R.S. Neb. § 28-1601(3) permits a person other than the defendant who has a claimed interest in the property being forfeited to petition to intervene “for the specific and limited purpose of demonstrating his, her, or its legal interest in the property and his, her, or its lack of actual knowledge that such property was derived from, used, or intended to be used in violation of the Child Pornography Prevention Act, subsection (1) of section 28-416, or section 28-813.01, 28-1102, 28-1103, 28-1104, 28-1105, 28-1105.01, or 28-1107.” In such cases, “The court, on its own motion or upon application of the intervening claimant, may appoint counsel to represent such person if such person is indigent.”
If "yes", the established right to counsel or discretionary appointment of counsel is limited in some way, including any of: the only authority is a lower/intermediate court decision or a city council, not a high court or state legislature; there has been a subsequent case that has cast doubt; a statute is ambiguous; or the right or discretionary appointment is not for all types of individuals or proceedings within that category.
Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: yes