Hawaii Revised Statutes 802-4 Determination of Indigency.

§802-4 Determination of indigency. Unless otherwise ordered by the court, the determination of indigency shall be made by a public defender, subject to review by the court. Such determination shall be based upon an appropriate inquiry into the financial circumstances of the person seeking legal representation and an affidavit or a certificate signed by such person demonstrating the person's financial inability to obtain legal counsel. A person shall waive the person's right to counsel by refusing to furnish any information pertinent to the determination of indigency. [L 1971, c 185, pt of §1; HRS §705C-4; ren L 1972, c 9, pt of §1 and am L 1972, c 44, §1(c); gen ch 1985]

Case Notes

Factors to be considered in determination of indigency. 56 H. 23, 525 P.2d 1108 (1974).

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