Indigent Defense Coordinator
Hays County Government Center
712 S. Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, Texas 78666
Court Appointed Lawyers
Under Texas Law, persons charged with a misdemeanor punishable by jail time and any felony may be eligible for a court appointed attorney. According to the Hays County Indigent Defense Plan, a person is usually eligible for a court appointed attorney if their family income does not exceed 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Other factors may also be considered.
Though some indigency determinations are made by judges, most determinations are made by the indigent defense coordinator.
Indigent Defense Plans for Hays County
http://tidc.tamu.edu/IDPlan/ViewPlan.aspx?PlanID=555 — District Court
http://tidc.tamu.edu/IDPlan/ViewPlan.aspx?PlanID=558 — County Court at Law
http://tidc.tamu.edu/IDPlan/ViewPlan.aspx?PlanID=557 — Juvenile Court