2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2b - Court Organization And Civil Code
Section 2B:24-11 - Eligibility Of Defendant Under 18 Years Of Age
2B:24-11 Eligibility of defendant under 18 years of age
11. Whenever a person entitled to representation by a municipal public defender pursuant to this act, is under the age of 18 years, the eligibility for services shall be determined on the basis of the financial circumstances of the individual and the financial circumstances of the individual's parents or legal guardians. The municipality shall be entitled to recover the cost of legal services from the parents or legal guardians as provided in section 16 of this act and the municipal court shall have authority to require parents or legal guardians to execute and deliver the written requests or authorization required under applicable law in order to provide the court with access to records of public or private sources, otherwise confidential, as may be of aid to it in evaluating eligibility.
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