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State Statute Description/Statute Name Statutory language Level of offense Definition of ability to pay Timeline Burden of proof Method of determination Mandatory Remedies if unable to pay
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Delaware 10 Del. C. §8603(a) Nonpayment of Costs

When a defendant who is required to pay the costs of defense defaults in the payment thereof or of any installment, the court on motion of the Attorney General or

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upon its own motion may require the defendant to show cause why the default should not be treated as contempt of court, and may issue a rule or order to show cause why such default should not be treated as contempt of court, and may take such further actions as the court determines to produce the defendant before the court.

All Not provided for At enforcement of fine or fee Burden on defendant to show inability to pay Determined by judge without hearing No

Additional Time for Payment; Reducing Payment or Installment Amount; Revoking Payment in Whole or Unpaid Part.

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Delaware 10 Del. C. §8603(d) Nonpayment of Costs

If it appears to the satisfaction of the court that the default in the payment of defense costs is not contempt, the court may enter an order allowing the defendant

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additional time for payment, reducing the amount thereof or of each installment, or revoking such payment or the unpaid portion thereof in whole or in part.

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Additional Time for Payment; Reducing Payment or Installment Amount; Revoking Payment in Whole or Unpaid Part.

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Delaware 10 Del. C. §8601(d) Recoupment of Costs

A defendant who has been required to pay the costs of defense and who is not in contumacious default in the payment thereof may at any time petition the court

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for remission of the payment of such costs, or of any unpaid portion thereof. If it appears to the satisfaction of the court that payment of the amount due will impose manifest hardship on the defendant or immediate family, the court may remit all or part of the amount due in costs, or modify the method of payment.

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"Will impose manifest hardship on the defendant or immediate family."

At defendant's request at enforcement Burden on defendant to show inability to pay Determined by judge without hearing No

Remission of All or Part of Fee.

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Delaware 10 Del. C. § 8601(c) Recoupment of Costs

The court shall not require a defendant to pay the costs of defense unless the defendant is, or will be, able to pay them. In determining the amount and method

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of payment of such costs, the court shall take account of the financial resources of the defendant and the nature of the burden that payment of costs will impose.

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"The court shall take account of the financial resources of the defendant and the nature of the burden that payment of costs will impose."

Before imposition of fine or fee Not provided for Determined by judge without hearing Yes

Defendant Not Required to Pay.

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Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 176.085   Reduction of excessive fine or administrative assessment; payment in installments.
Whenever, after a fine and administrative assessment have been imposed but before they have been discharged by payment or confinement, it is made to appear to the judge or justice
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imposing the fine or administrative assessment or his or her successor: 1.  That the fine or administrative assessment is excessive in relation to the financial resources of the defendant, the judge or justice or his or her successor may reduce the fine accordingly. 2.  That the discharge of the fine or administrative assessment is not within the defendant’s present financial ability to pay, the judge or justice or his or her successor may direct that the fine be paid in installments.
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excessive in relation to the financial resources of the defendant; not withiin the defendant's present financial ability to pay

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Installment plan

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Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 484C.515 (2) Fee for specialty court programs
If the fee pursuant to subsection 1: (a) Is not within the defendant’s present ability to pay, the justice or judge may include in the sentence,
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in addition to any other penalty or administrative assessment provided by law, community service for a reasonable number of hours, the value of which would be commensurate with the fee. (b) Is not entirely within the defendant’s present ability to pay, the justice or judge may include in the sentence, in addition to any other penalty or administrative assessment provided by law, a reduced fee and community service for a reasonable number of hours, the value of which would be commensurate with the amount of the reduction of the fee.
Misdemeanor

not within the defendant’s present ability to pay; not entirely within the defendant's present ability to pay

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community service; reduced fee

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Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 209.4295 (2)-(3) Payment of cost of supervision and treatment; performance of community service as contribution toward cost; issuance of judgment for unpaid costs
2.  A court shall not refuse to place a probation violator in the diversion program if the probation violator does not have the financial resources to pay any or all of
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the related costs. 3.  The court may order a probation violator who is placed in the diversion program to perform a specified amount of community service upon release from the program to contribute toward the cost of his or her treatment and supervision. Any such community service must be performed for and under the supervising authority of a county, city, town or other political subdivision or agency of the State of Nevada or a charitable organization that renders service to the community or its residents.
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violator does not have the financial resources to pay any or all of the related costs

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community service

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Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 211A.130 (3) Fees for cost of supervision: Imposition; waiver or reduction
3.  If the chief determines that payment of the fee would result in economic hardship to a probationer or a supervised releasee, the chief may waive the imposition of, or reduce
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the amount of, the fee. If the chief waives the imposition of the fee, payment of the fee by the probationer or the supervised releasee does not constitute a condition of his or her suspended sentence, residential confinement or pretrial or presentence release.
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economic hardship

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reduction or waiver of fee

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Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 213.1076 (2) Fee to defray costs of supervision; regulations; waiver
2.  The Chief may waive the fee to defray the cost of supervision, in whole or in part, if the Chief determines that payment of the fee would create an economic
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hardship on the parolee, probationer or person supervised by the Division through residential confinement.
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economic hardship

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reduction or waiver of fee

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Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 209.4886 (4) Participation in judicial program: Referral of offender to reentry court; powers and duties of Director; regulations; reimbursement of costs; effect of violation of terms and conditions; status of offender
The Director shall adopt regulations requiring offenders who are assigned to the custody of the Division pursuant to this section to reimburse the reentry court, the Division and the Department
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for the cost of their participation in a judicial program, to the extent of their ability to pay.
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Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 176.139 (7) Presentence investigation and report: Psychosexual evaluation of certain sex offenders required; standards and methods for conducting evaluation; access to records; rights of confidentiality and privileges deemed waived; costs
If a psychosexual evaluation is conducted pursuant to this section, the court shall: (a) Order the defendant, to the extent of the defendant’s financial ability, to
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pay for the cost of the psychosexual evaluation; or (b) If the defendant was less than 18 years of age when the sexual offense was committed and the defendant was certified and convicted as an adult, order the parents or guardians of the defendant, to the extent of their financial ability, to pay for the cost of the psychosexual evaluation. For the purposes of this paragraph, the court has jurisdiction over the parents or guardians of the defendant to the extent that is necessary to carry out the provisions of this paragraph.
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