Alaska Statutes.
Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
Chapter 85. Public Defender Agency
Section 155. Payment By Municipality.
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AS 18.85.155. Payment By Municipality.

(a) When a municipality prosecutes a person who has been determined by the court to be indigent under AS 18.85.120 for a violation of a municipal ordinance that is a serious crime, the municipality shall pay for the services of the attorney appointed by the court to defend the indigent person.

(b) A municipality shall provide for defense attorney services under (a) of this section by contracting with private attorneys or the agency or by establishing a municipal public defense agency.

(c) In a prosecution subject to this section, the court may order the defendant to pay to the municipality the costs of the attorney services and other court costs to the extent that the defendant is able to do so.

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