Right to counsel

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Legislation, Truancy - Petition Against Child

Pursuant to N.Y. Fam. Ct. Act § 712(a), truancy in New York is treated as "person in need of supervision" matter.  And under N.Y. Fam. Ct. Act § 741(a), children have a right to appointed counsel regardless of indigence in such proceedings.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no