The public defender of Hennepin County may appear for and defend all persons charged with any crime, petty misdemeanor or ordinance violation in such county, and may appear for and represent all persons in juvenile court in such county who are financially unable to employ counsel.
If the state public defender is unable to provide the service, the public defender of Hennepin County may appeal a conviction of any crime, petty misdemeanor or ordinance violation or an adverse decision in juvenile court where the party appealing is financially unable to employ counsel and to pay the expenses of an appeal.
The employees of the office of the Hennepin County public defender shall be and are hereby placed in the classified service as set forth in Laws 1965, chapter 855, as amended; except that the public defender shall be in the unclassified service.
1973 c 317 s 1; 1986 c 444
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes