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34-20A-85.1Compensation of attorney appointed to represent person being committed--Reimbursement of county.

The attorney appointed by a court to represent the interests of a person being committed for alcohol or drug abuse shall be paid by the county where the hearing and commitment proceedings are taking place. The attorney shall be compensated at a rate to be fixed by the circuit judge. The county shall be reimbursed for the expenses by the person if the person is financially able to do so. If the person is not financially able to pay such expenses, the cost of legal counsel shall be paid to the county by the person legally bound for the support of such person.

Source: SL 1985, ch 277, § 6.


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