Right to counsel
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).
Legislation, Truancy - Petition Against Child
Va. Code § 22.1-267 provides that truancy is treated as a "child in need of supervision" matter. In turn, Va. Code § 16.1-266(B) provides that counsel must be appointed for all children prior to any detention hearing, while Va. Code § 16.1-266(C) adds that the court must appoint counsel for indigent children subsequent to the detention hearing prior to any adjudicatory or transfer hearing.
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: categorical Qualified: no