[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Byram as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-17-1997 by Ord. No. 11-1997]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that it take effect 12-22-1997.
[Amended 2-4-2008 by Ord. No. 2-2008]
Any person applying for representation by the Municipal Public Defender of the Township of Byram shall pay an application fee as set forth in Chapter A287, Fees.
The Municipal Court may waive all or part of the above application fee only if the applicant demonstrates, by clear and convincing proof, that the application fee represents an unreasonable burden on the applicant.
The Municipal Court may permit the applicant to pay the application fee over a specific period of time not to exceed four months.
Funds collected pursuant to this article shall be deposited in a dedicated fund administered by the Chief Financial Officer of the Township of Byram and used exclusively to meet the costs incurred in providing the services of a Municipal Public Defender, including, when required, expert and lay investigation and testimony.