Chapter 3.48INDIGENT DEFENSE SERVICES APPLICATION FEE

Sections:

3.48.010
Application Fee Established.
3.48.020
Severability.
3.48.010Application Fee Established.

A. A person applying for the appointment of counsel in criminal, juvenile, involuntary commitment, or dependency cases, or in any other case where the right to counsel attaches, shall be assessed a non-refundable application fee or $10.00.

B. Application fees paid shall be used to defray the costs and expenses incurred by the City of Lakewood in making the determination of indigency pursuant to Chapter 10.101 RCW. Such costs and expenses include conducting indigency screening, verifying information, processing applications, and providing a written report to the court.

C. The application fee shall be collected at the time of application.

D. No defendant will be denied the assistance of counsel in those rare instances where the applicant is unable to pay such a fee without extreme financial hardship. (Ord. 209 § 1 (part), 1999.)

3.48.020Severability.

If any provision of this Chapter or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the Chapter or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected. (Ord. 209 § 1 (part), 1999.)