H.R.5551 - To amend title 11, District of Columbia Official Code, to implement the increase provided under the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2008, in the amount of funds made available for the compensation of attorneys representing indigent defendants in the District of Columbia courts, and for other purposes.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] (Introduced 03/06/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Oversight and Government Reform | Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 110-432; H. Rept. 110-560|
|Latest Action:||10/02/2008 Became Public Law No: 110-335. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5551 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 110-335 (10/02/2008)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Amends the District of Columbia Official Code to increase from $65 to $80 the hourly rate of attorneys representing indigent defendants in the District of Columbia courts.
Revises the current cap on total compensation paid to an attorney representing such a defendant to apply the corresponding caps under the federal criminal code. Increases the cap: (1) before the Superior Court of the District from $1,900 to $2,000 for misdemeanors and from $3,600 to $7,000 for felonies; and (2) to the same amounts for post-trial matters for misdemeanors or felonies.
Sets the cap for representation of a defendant before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals at $5,000, the limitation under the federal criminal code for representation of a defendant in an appellate court.