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Can you be required to repay a court appointed attorney?

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My friend was in prison for 6 years and when he got out he has been required to make payments for his court appointed attorney as a part of his probation. Can they really hold that over his head? He is having a hard enough time just getting by and has a hard time even finding a job.

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The court appointed attorney fee is part of the court costs if convicted of the offense for which the attorney was appointed to represent the defendant.


If your Friend went to prison for 6 years then he is on parole now. As a condition of parole he can be forced to make certain payments. Such payment can include court costs, court appointed attorney fees, restitution and fine, to mention a few.

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