2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2b - Court Organization And Civil Code
Section 2B:24-2 - Definitions Relative To Municipal Public Defenders

NJ Rev Stat § 2B:24-2 (2016) What's This?

2B:24-2 Definitions relative to municipal public defenders

2. As used in this act:

"Indigent defendant" means a person who is entitled to be represented by a municipal public defender pursuant to this act, and does not have the present financial ability to secure competent legal representation, as determined by section 9 of this act.

"Municipal court" means a municipal, central or joint municipal court established pursuant to N.J.S.2B:12-1.

"Municipal public defender" means a person, as defined in section 4 of this act, appointed to represent indigent defendants in proceedings over which the municipal court has jurisdiction.

L.1997,c.256,s.2.


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