Administrative Order 07-4: Establishing Guidelines for the Appointment of the Public Defender in Misdemeanor Cases in Canyon County

Whereas, this Court previously entered Administrative Orders 2007-2 on February 9, 2007 and 2007-3 on March 29, 2007 that governed the procedures for the processing of misdemeanor citations and arraignments and

Whereas, the Canyon County Clerk’s Office has requested guidelines for the appointment of a public defender attorney on misdemeanor cases which will allow the arraignment clerks to immediately approve or deny a request for a public defender appointment without seeking a judge’s approval for each request;

Now, therefore, it is hereby Ordered that the Canyon County Clerk’s Office can approve or deny a request for a public defender appointment pursuant to the Attachment “A” to this order.

Be it so Ordered, this 30th day of April, 2007.

Signed by Gregory M. Culet, Administrative District Judge


Attachment “A”

GUIDELINES FOR APPROVING PUBLIC DEFENDER

If monthly or annual income is equal                                  If monthly or annual income is greater than
to or less than the figures in this column,                          the figures in this column,
APPOINT the public defender                                             DENY the appointment of the public defender

Family Size    Monthly Income    Annual Income                  Monthly Income      Annual Income
      1               $ 1,131.61          $ 13,579.30                        $ 1,701.67           $ 20,420.00
      2               $ 1,517.31          $ 18,207.70                        $ 2,281.67           $ 27,380.00
      3               $ 1,903.01          $ 22,836.10                        $ 2,861.67           $ 34,340.00
      4               $ 2,288.71          $ 27,464.50                        $ 3,441.67           $ 41,300.00
      5               $ 2,674.41          $ 32,092.90                        $ 4,021.67           $ 48,260.00
      6               $ 3,060.11          $ 36,721.30                        $ 4,601.67           $ 55,220.00
      7               $ 3,445.81          $ 41,349.70                        $ 5,181.67           $ 62,180.00
      8               $ 3,831.51          $ 45,978.10                        $ 5,761.67           $ 69,140.00

In determining the family size, include the defendant, spouse, and the number of children the defendant is supporting.

If the defendant’s income is between the income ranges on the chart, the application must be given to a judge for approval.

Automatic public defender appointment for any defendant who is receiving any Health and Welfare services or are receiving Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI), Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Income.

Except, no public defender appointments for first time (no priors) minor in consumption/possession of alcohol and passing school bus violations.


 

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