California – Nevada County Public Defender’s Office hikes fees to improve cost recovery

By Kyle Magin, Staff Writer,  The Grass Valley/Nevada City Union In an effort to reduce its reliance on Nevada County’s general fund dollars, officials at the county raised some up-front costs at the Public Defender’s Office. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to approve new fees at the office, charging clients $200 for misdemeanors and $400 for felonies and juvenile cases. Public Defender services are meant for residents who cannot afford to hire a defense attorney. [More: http://www.theunion.com/article/20110526/NEWS/110529874/1007&parentprofile=1053 ]

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California – Nevada County Public Defender’s Office hikes fees to improve cost recovery