Can you be charged for a public defender after being found indigent

Asked over 1 year ago - Lafayette, IN

I was found indigent by the court. I was given pauper counsel and when I was sentenced I was charged 750$ for pauper counsel

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  1. Bradley Lynn Banks


    Contributor Level 10

    Answered . Based on your income, the Court has the authority to partially reimburse the county for the costs of your public defender.

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  2. Jorge Luis Rodriguez

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . Yes, the court can require you to pay a portion of the legal services if it determines you can afford to do so.

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