For the purposes of this part, an “indigent person” is one who does not possess sufficient means to pay reasonable compensation for the services of a competent attorney:

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 8-14-201. Indigent person -- Defined

(1) In any criminal prosecution or juvenile delinquency proceeding involving a possible deprivation of liberty; or

(2) In any habeas corpus or other post-conviction proceeding.

[Acts 1989, ch. 588, § 1; 1991, ch. 345, § 1.]