§ 7-16A-1 Establishment of office by commissioners’ resolution
§ 7-16A-2 Joint office established by two or more counties
§ 7-16A-3 Provisions by establishing board for office
§ 7-16A-4 Advisory committee to be established–Composition–Chairman
§ 7-16A-5 Appointment and qualifications of public defender
§ 7-16A-6 Employment of personnel for defender’s office–Administration
§ 7-16A-7 Qualifications of assistant defenders–Assignment to cases
§ 7-16A-8 Facilities and supplies for office
§ 7-16A-9 Persons to be represented–Services provided
§ 7-16A-10 Proceedings in which indigents represented–Co-counsel
§ 7-16A-11 Representation restricted to state courts–Federal matters excepted–Compensationpaid by federal courts
§ 7-16A-12 Assignment of substitute when public defender unable to perform–Duty–Compensation of substitute
§ 7-16A-13 Extension to representation in municipal ordinance violations–Contributions bymunicipality
§ 7-16A-14 Payment of expenses directly related to particular cases
§ 7-16A-15 Apportionment of expenses not otherwise allocable
§ 7-16A-16 County appropriations for public defender fund–Administration and accounting forfund–Private contributions
§ 7-16A-17 Monthly report to circuit court for setting liens–Disposition of funds collected fromliens
§ 7-16A-18 Records maintained by public defender–Annual report to advisory committee

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws > Title 7 > Chapter 16A - Public Defender

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • written: include typewriting and typewritten, printing and printed, except in the case of signatures, and where the words are used by way of contrast to typewriting and printing. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2