Indigency determinations

S.E.A. 302, P.L. 140 Effective: July 1, 2020 Establishes a procedure for a criminal court to use in determining if a defendant is indigent. Provides that, if a court has ordered a defendant to pay part of the cost of representation, the court shall inquire at … [Read more...]

Indigency determinations

The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code heard SB 302 authored by Sen. Tallian establishing a procedure for a criminal court to use in indigency determinations.  The bill provides that, if a court ordered a defendant to pay part of the cost of representation, the … [Read more...]

Indigency determinations

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 302 on indigency determinations for amend and vote. The bill is authored by Sen. Tallian and establishes a procedure for a criminal court to use in determining if a defendant is indigent. The introduced version … [Read more...]

Public defenders

S.E.A. 488, P.L. 69 Effective: July 1, 2019 Authorizes the Indiana public defender commission to create guidelines and requirements pertaining to a multicounty public defender's office. Authorizes a county executive to adopt an ordinance that allows the county to … [Read more...]

Public defenders

          The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code heard SB 488 sponsored by Representative J. Young regarding public defenders. The bill authorizes the Indiana public defender commission to create guidelines and requirements pertaining to a multicounty public … [Read more...]

Public defenders

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Young’s SB 488 on public defenders authorizing the Indiana Public Defender Commission to create a system for and guidelines governing multi-county public defender offices. The bill also specifies term … [Read more...]

Public defense reimbursements

The House Courts & Criminal Code Committee heard Rep. Washburne’s HB 1405 increasing the amount of public defense reimbursements that may be requested by a county auditor for indigent defense services in noncapital cases from 40% to 50% and extending the coverage to … [Read more...]