2017 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 7 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 6 - PUBLIC DEFENDER
SECTION 7-6-105 - Advisement of rights; appointment of attorney.
7-6-105. Advisement of rights; appointment of attorney.
(a) A needy person who is being interrogated by law enforcement personnel for a serious crime, or who is a probationer or parolee, shall be informed of his right to be represented by an attorney at public expense. If the person being interrogated does not have an attorney and wishes to have the services of an attorney, he shall be provided the opportunity to contact the nearest public defender.
(b) At the person's initial appearance the court shall advise any defendant who is a needy person of his right to be represented by an attorney at public expense. The court shall further explain to the needy person the possibility that he may be ordered to reimburse the state for the costs associated with his legal representation. If the person charged does not have an attorney and wishes one, the court shall notify an available public defender for the judicial district or shall appoint an attorney to represent the needy person if no public defender is available.