§ 12-25.1-9. Legal expenses of criminally responsible person.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the general treasurer shall make payments from the portion of the criminal royalties fund attributable to a criminally responsible person to that person upon order of the court after a showing that the monies shall be used exclusively for the purpose of retaining legal representation at any stage of the criminal proceedings against the person with respect to the events or conduct being the subject of the commercial exploitation giving rise to the monies paid to or recovered by the criminal royalties fund; provided, that the total of all payments made pursuant to this section shall not exceed twenty percent (20%) of the total monies in the applicable portion of the criminal royalties fund.
(P.L. 1983, ch. 328, § 1.)