Maine Revised Statutes

§3306. Right to counsel

1. Notice and appointment. 
A. At his first appearance before the court, the juvenile and his parents, guardian or legal custodian shall be fully advised by the court of their constitutional and legal rights, including the juvenile's right to be represented by counsel at every stage of the proceedings. At every subsequent appearance before the court, the juvenile shall be advised of his right to be represented by counsel. [1977, c. 664, §25 (AMD).]
B. If the juvenile requests an attorney and if he and his parents, guardian or legal custodian are found to be without sufficient financial means, counsel shall be appointed by the court. [1977, c. 520, §1 (NEW).]
C. The court may appoint counsel without such request if it deems representation by counsel necessary to protect the interests of the juvenile. [1977, c. 520, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1977, c. 664, §25 (AMD) .]
2. State's attorney.  The district attorney or the attorney general shall represent the State in all proceedings under this chapter.
[ 1977, c. 520, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1977, c. 520, §1 (NEW). 1977, c. 664, §25 (AMD).