Alaska Statutes.
Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
Chapter 85. Public Defender Agency
Section 170. Definitions.
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AS 18.85.170. Definitions.

In this chapter,

(1) "agency" means the public defender agency created by AS 18.85.010;

(2) "detain" means to have in custody or otherwise deprive of freedom of action;

(3) "expenses," when used with reference to representation under this chapter, includes an expense of investigation, other preparation, and trial;

(4) "indigent person" means a person who, at the time need is determined, does not have sufficient assets, credit, or other means to provide for payment of an attorney and all other necessary expenses of representation without depriving the party or the party's dependents of food, clothing, or shelter and who has not disposed of any assets since the commission of the offense with the intent or for the purpose of establishing eligibility for assistance under this chapter;

(5) "serious crime" includes

(A) a criminal matter in which a person is entitled to representation by an attorney under the Constitution of the State of Alaska or the United States Constitution;

(B) an act that, but for the age of the person involved, would otherwise be a serious crime.

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