(iii) “Expenses”, when used with reference to representation under this act, include the expenses
of investigation, other preparation and trial;
(iv) “Needy person” means a person who at the time of his need of an attorney is unable to provide for
the full payment of an attorney and all other necessary expenses of representation
without prejudicing his financial ability to provide basic economic necessities for
himself or his family considering the person's available funds and the anticipated
cost of the attorney.
(v) “Serious crime” means:
(A) Any felony or misdemeanor under the laws of the state of Wyoming for which incarceration
as a punishment is a practical possibility, provided, however, that counsel need not
be appointed for a misdemeanor if the judge, at the initial appearance, determines
and states on the record that he will not sentence the defendant to any period of
imprisonment if the defendant is convicted of the misdemeanor; and
(B) Any misdemeanor offense charged under W.S. 6-2-501, 6-2-510 or 6-2-511, or any other provision, a conviction of which is a “misdemeanor crime of domestic
violence” as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(33), and which may therefore result in the disqualification of the person to possess
firearms pursuant to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(9) and 924(a)(2), regardless of the determination of the judge that he intends not to impose a term
of incarceration for the state offense.
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