Chapter 9.50


9.50.010    Application Fee Established.

9.50.020    Severability.

9.50.010 Application 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 of $25.00.

B.    Application fees paid shall be used to defray the costs and expenses incurred by Pierce County 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 because of inability to pay the fee at the time of application. Unpaid application fees shall be reported to the court for consideration at the time of sentencing.

(Ord. 99-31 § 1 (part), 1999)

9.50.020 Severability.

If any provision of this Chapter or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the Chapter or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected. (Ord. 99-31 § 1 (part), 1999)