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Name: People v. Flores
Case #: S105762
Court: CA Supreme Court
District CalSup
Opinion Date: 06/12/2003
Subsequent History: None

Penal Code section 987.8 provides that following a hearing, the trial court may make a determination of a defendant’s ability to pay attorney’s fees for legal services provided, and that the court may hold one such additional hearing within six months of the conclusion of the criminal proceedings. The court interpreted the statute to not limit the authority of an appellate court to remand a case for correction of an error in failing to give a defendant the notice and hearing required by the statute, even though more than six months has passed since sentencing.