Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Legislation, Forfeiture (incomplete)

NMSA 1978, § 31-27-6(C) provides that in a civil forfeiture proceeding, “If the criminal defendant in the related criminal matter is represented by the public defender department, the chief public defender or the district public defender may authorize department representation of the defendant in the forfeiture proceeding.”

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no