[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Glen Rock 5-13-1974 by Ord. No. 793. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Administration of government — See Ch. 4.
There is hereby created the office of Public Defender within the borough.
The Public Defender shall be an attorney at law of the State of New Jersey but need not be a resident of the borough.
The Mayor shall nominate and, with the advice and consent of the Council, appoint a Public Defender, including the filling of a vacancy in the office which shall be for the unexpired term only.
The term of office of the Public Defender shall be for one year, commencing on January 1 and terminating on December 31 of the same year, and until a successor shall have been appointed and qualified.
The duties of the Public Defender shall be to defend all cases brought against indigent defendants in the Municipal Court of the borough alleging violation of the criminal laws of the State of New Jersey and the Motor Vehicle Statutes of the State of New Jersey whenever such defendants are entitled to such representation by law or whenever such representation is deemed necessary or desirable in the interest of justice and in the discretion of the Judge of the Municipal Court.
The salary of the Public Defender shall be on a court appearance basis in such amounts as shall be fixed from time to time by resolution of the Council.
[Added 10-12-2011 by Ord. No. 1647]
Any person applying for representation by a Municipal Public Defender shall pay an application fee to the Municipal Court of not more than $200. The Municipal Court Judge may waive any required application fee, in whole or in part, if the Court determines, in its discretion, that the application fee represents an unreasonable burden upon the person seeking representation.