815.10  Appointment of counsel by court.

1.  The court, for cause and upon its own motion or upon application by an indigent person or a public defender, shall appoint the state public defender, the state public defender's designee pursuant to section 13B.4, or an attorney pursuant to section 13B.9 to represent an indigent person at any stage of the criminal or juvenile proceedings or on appeal of any criminal or juvenile action in which the indigent person is entitled to legal assistance at public expense. However, in juvenile cases, the court may directly appoint an existing nonprofit corporation established for and engaged in the provision of legal services for juveniles. An appointment shall not be made unless the person is determined to be indigent under section 815.9.

2.  An attorney other than a public defender or a contract attorney who is appointed by the court under this section shall apply to the district court for compensation and for reimbursement of costs incurred. The amount of compensation due shall be determined in accordance with section 815.7.

3.  A contract attorney appointed by the court pursuant to this section and section 13B.4 shall apply to the state public defender for compensation and for reimbursement of costs incurred in accordance with the contract. The amount of compensation due shall be determined in accordance with the contract.

Section History: Recent form

  83 Acts, ch 186, § 10138, 10201; 91 Acts, ch 268, §436, 439; 94 Acts, ch 1187, §24; 96 Acts, ch 1040, § 5

Internal References

  Referred to in § 28E.19, 815.11

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