Right to counsel - gun restrictions
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, Other subject area
For proceedings to determine if a person taken into protective custody by law enforcement is subject to restrictions related to the use of firearms, Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 34-B §3862-A(6)(A) provides that “The restricted person has the right to be represented by counsel at the hearing, and the court may appoint counsel for an indigent party.”
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