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|State||Citation||Description/Statute Name||Language from the rule||When does the rule apply?|
|Massachusetts||S.J.C. Rule 3:10(10)(a)||Assignment of Counsel||
If a judge determines that a party is indigent, the judge may not order, require, or solicit the party to make any payment toward the cost of counsel, except for+ See more
an indigent counsel fee. The indigent counsel fee shall be waived where a judge, after the indigency verification process, determines that the party is unable without substantial financial hardship to pay the indigent counsel fee within 180 days. Where the indigent counsel fee is not waived, the judge may authorize the party to perform community service in lieu of payment of the indigent counsel fee in accordance with G. L. c. 211D, § 2A(g). The clerk shall enter the judge's determination on the court docket.
|Ability to pay|
|Massachusetts||S.J.C. Rule 3:10(10)(b)||Assignment of Counsel||
If a judge determines that a party is indigent but able to contribute, the judge shall order the party to pay the indigent counsel fee plus a contribution fee based+ See more
on the financial circumstances of the party, provided that the amount of the contribution fee shall not cause substantial financial hardship. The party shall be given an opportunity to be heard and to present information, including witness affidavits or testimony, regarding whether the contribution fee would cause substantial financial hardship.
|Fines and fees|
|Massachusetts||Mass. R. Crim P. 10(b)||Continuances||
When a continuance is granted upon the motion of either the Commonwealth or the defendant without adequate notice to the adverse party, causing the adverse party to incur unnecessary expenses,+ See more
a judge may in his discretion assess those expenses as costs against the party or counsel requesting the continuance.
|Fines and fees|
|Massachusetts||Mass. R. Crim P. 6(d)(1)||Summons to Appear; Arrest Warrant||A judge may order that expenses incurred as a result of the entry of a default against a defendant are to be assessed as costs against the defendant.||Fines and fees|