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Indigent Defense
10:18 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Lawmakers Increase Funding for Indigent Defense

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An increasingly dire financial situation for public defense around Louisiana has prompted state lawmakers to funnel more cash toward indigent defense. The most proactive bill will increase criminal court fees by $10 in most district courts to help shoulder the costs of indigent defense.