I am trying to appeal a municipal conviction by getting a hearing in district court. I do not have $178 to pay all at once. I do not think it is fair for people who cannot afford this. How can I file an appeal without paying this? I cannot get a court-appointed lawyer until a judge grants me this appeal so I am not sure what i should do at the moment.
Most states have a statute requiring fees to be waived for people who have been declared indigent, i.e., too poor to pay. Each state's courts have different standards as to what indigent means. But, you should contact your nearest public defender office to find out about a possible fee waiver.
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