LCrR 3.1 RIGHT TO AND APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL (d) Appointment of Counsel. (2) Defendants requesting appointment of counsel may be required to promptly execute an affidavit under oath disclosing their financial circumstances. This affidavit will be filed and will be reviewed by the judge who is determining assignment of court-appointed counsel for a defendant. All appointments by reason of indigence are expressly contingent upon a finding of indigence, as defined in CrR 3.1(d)(1) and full disclosure of assets. All appointments of counsel are subject to review at or before the omnibus hearing as provided in LCrR 4.5. Where assets are discovered or acquired subsequent to appointment which would indicate that a defendant can afford to retain counsel in whole or in part a defendant may be ordered to retain counsel or reimburse the county for the cost of court-appointed counsel. Court-appointed counsel who learn or have reason to believe that their client can afford to retain counsel shall notify the court's bailiff promptly of this fact in order that the court can inquire into the financial status of the defendant. (e) [Deleted] (g) Privately Retained Counsel. A defendant who privately retains counsel is responsible for whatever fee is contracted or its agreed basis arranged between them. In those cases involving privately retained counsel, the only public funds expended for the Superior Court trial shall be those authorized by CrR 3.1(f). Attorneys retained by defendants in criminal cases must serve prompt written notice of their appearance upon the prosecuting attorney and file the same with the clerk. Withdrawal of attorneys is governed by CrR 3.1(e).
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