- Court: Oregon Court of Appeals
- Area(s) of Law: Attorney Fees
- Date Filed: 12-23-2015
- Case #: A155555
- Judge(s)/Court Below: Per Curiam; Ortega, P.J.; Nakamoto, J.; & Lagesen, J.
- Full Text Opinion
Defendant appealed three weapons-related convictions from the trial court, arguing only that the trial court improperly imposed court-appointed attorney fees. On appeal, the State responded that the court found on the record that Defendant held an associate's degree, the fine was a mere $260, Defendant had a long working history, Defendant had a mere 30-day jail sentence, Defendant had valid future employment prospects, and Defendant had maintained his monthly financial obligations of $691 in child support. The State argued that these findings were sufficient to prove that Defendant had the ability to pay the court-appointed attorney fee of $260. The Court agreed. Affirmed.