2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:179 - Appointment of counsel at parole revocation and prerevocation hearings

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:179 (2018)

§179. Appointment of counsel at parole revocation and prerevocation hearings

A. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall provide legal representation for each indigent parolee who is charged with violating the conditions of his parole with respect to which he has the right to a parole revocation or prerevocation hearing, if the indigent parolee is entitled by law to representation by counsel and if the parolee requests such representation.

B. The department may appoint counsel or may request that a district court judge in the parish where a parole revocation or prerevocation hearing is to be held appoint counsel to represent the indigent parolee. When requested to do so, the court shall have counsel appointed.

C. Attorneys appointed under the provisions of this Section shall be paid reasonable compensation and reimbursement for expenses necessarily incurred, which shall be fixed and paid by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

Added by Acts 1976, No. 653, §1; Acts 2007, No. 307, §16.

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