2016 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, and Courts
Subtitle 6 - Criminal Procedure Generally
Chapter 87 - Public Defenders
Subchapter 2 - -- Arkansas Public Defender Commission
§ 16-87-218. Schedule of costs for legal services

AR Code § 16-87-218 (2016) What's This?

(a) As used in this section:

(1) "Early disposition" means a disposition that occurs within sixty (60) days of the date of the person's arrest or before the state files a criminal information, whichever occurs sooner; and

(2) "Extended matter" means a case that involves legal proceedings that extend beyond a completed trial.

(b) At the time of final disposition of any charges pending against a defendant represented by a public defender, the public defender shall ask the court to enter a judgment against the defendant in favor of the State of Arkansas for legal services rendered by the public defender.

(c) The amount of judgment shall be based on the following nonbinding fee schedule:

(1) Capital murder, § 5-10-101, in which the death penalty was given, including any appeal and post-conviction remedy, twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($12,500);

(2) Capital murder, § 5-10-101, in which the death penalty was not given, murder in the first degree, § 5-10-102, or Class Y felony:

(A) For an early disposition, five hundred dollars ($500);

(B) For a negotiated plea or disposition before trial, two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500); or

(C) For a trial or an extended matter, seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500);

(3) Any other felony homicide, §§ 5-10-103 -- 5-10-106, Class A felony, or Class B felony:

(A) For an early disposition, two hundred fifty dollars ($250);

(B) For a negotiated plea or disposition before trial, one thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($1,250); or

(C) For a trial or an extended matter, five thousand dollars ($5,000);

(4) A Class C felony, Class D felony, unclassified felony, or driving or boating while intoxicated, § 5-65-103, third offense:

(A) For an early disposition, one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125);

(B) For a negotiated plea or disposition before trial, six hundred twenty-five dollars ($625); or

(C) For a trial or an extended matter, two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500);

(5) Any other misdemeanor:

(A) For an early disposition, sixty-five dollars ($65.00);

(B) For a negotiated plea or disposition before trial, one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125); or

(C) For a trial or an extended matter, five hundred dollars ($500);

(6) Any juvenile matter:

(A) For an early disposition, sixty-five dollars ($65.00);

(B) For a negotiated plea or disposition before trial, one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125); or

(C) For a trial or an extended matter, five hundred dollars ($500); or

(7) Any post-conviction relief that is not a direct appeal of the conviction:

(A) For an early disposition, two hundred dollars ($200);

(B) For a negotiated plea or disposition before trial or hearing, four hundred dollars ($400); or

(C) For a trial or hearing or an extended matter, six hundred twenty-five dollars ($625).

(d) A court is not required to enter a judgment against a defendant under this section.

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