[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Green Lake County as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Recovery of Legal Fees
[Adopted 2-16-1966 by Ord. No. 41]
In all criminal and misdemeanor cases in Green Lake County in which the court appoints an attorney to represent any indigent defendant and orders the payment of such attorney's fees by the County, the Clerk of Courts shall, within six months after payment is made by the County, prepare and sign a certificate stating the name and residence of the indigent defendant beneficiary, the amount paid by the County for his legal representation, the date when paid, and the court and county in which his case was heard and shall file such certificate in the office of the Register of Deeds in a record book there to be kept for such purpose and shall forward a copy of the certificate to the District Attorney.
The Register of Deeds for Green Lake County shall keep an appropriate record book for the filing of certificates prepared by the Clerk of Courts for Green Lake County of fees paid on behalf of indigent defendants by Green Lake County.
Upon receipt of the certificate of the Clerk of Courts setting forth the payment of legal fees by Green Lake County on behalf of an indigent defendant, it shall be the duty of the District Attorney to commence and prosecute all actions and proceedings necessary for the recovery of legal fees paid on behalf of such indigent defendant when it appears that the indigent defendant or his estate is able to pay such claim.
This article is enacted pursuant to the provisions of § 757.66, Wis. Stats.