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Lavaca County Expenditure Report Summary
Fiscal Year 2021

General Information
2010 Population19,263
Baseline$22,038.14
County Fiscal YearOctober 1 - September 30
Accounting MethodCash
Submission Date12/21/2021 2:17 PM
Public Defender Indirect Rate
Financial Officer: 
Name, TitleShana R. Opela, Auditor
Emaillcauditor@co.lavaca.tx.us
Phone361-798-2711
Contact Person
Date Submitted12/21/2021 2:17 PM
Date Completed2/2/2022
Confirmation NumberIDER202114320211221

Reimbursements
NOTE: These figures are for information purposes only and are not included in financial data below.
Total Amount Collected From Defendants Pre or Post Disposition. $9,948.00
Total Amount Received From the State Comptroller for 11.071 Writs of Habeas Corpus Costs. $0.00
Total Amount Received For Indigent Defense Costs From Other Private or Government Grants. $0.00

Regional Indigent Defense Programs
Total Funds Received from Participating Counties $0.00
Total Funds Paid to Participating Counties $0.00


Part C: Court Report
25th District Court Report
October 1, 20120 - September 30, 2021
This court also serves: Colorado, Colorado, Gonzales, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Guadalupe
Category of Services Attorney Fees Investigation
Expenditures
Expert Witness
Expenditures
Other Litigation
Expenditures
Juvenile
Assigned Counsel $2,400
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Capital Murder
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Adult Non-capital Felony
Assigned Counsel $5,400
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Adult Misdemeanor
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Total Trial $7,800 $0 $0 $0
Juvenile Appeals
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Adult Felony Appeals
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Adult Misdemeanor Appeals
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Total Appeals $0 $0 $0 $0
Overall Total $7,800 $0 $0 $0



Category Assigned Counsel
Cases
Contract Counsel
Cases
Managed Assigned
Counsel Cases
Public Defender
Cases
Juvenile Cases 6
Capital Murder Cases
Adult Non-Capital Felony Cases 48
Adult Misdemeanor Cases
Juvenile Appeals
Adult Felony Appeal Cases
Adult Misdemeanor Appeal Cases
Payment Made and No Court Identified By Prosecutor - Juvenile
Payment Made and No Court Identified By Prosecutor - Adult
Total Cases 54
The financial figures are estimates or are for some other reason unreliable.


2nd 25th District Court Report
October 1, 20120 - September 30, 2021
This court also serves: Colorado, Colorado, Gonzales, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Guadalupe
Category of Services Attorney Fees Investigation
Expenditures
Expert Witness
Expenditures
Other Litigation
Expenditures
Juvenile
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Capital Murder
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Adult Non-capital Felony
Assigned Counsel $6,575
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Adult Misdemeanor
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Total Trial $6,575 $0 $0 $0
Juvenile Appeals
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Adult Felony Appeals
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Adult Misdemeanor Appeals
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Total Appeals $0 $0 $0 $0
Overall Total $6,575 $0 $0 $0



Category Assigned Counsel
Cases
Contract Counsel
Cases
Managed Assigned
Counsel Cases
Public Defender
Cases
Juvenile Cases
Capital Murder Cases
Adult Non-Capital Felony Cases 41
Adult Misdemeanor Cases
Juvenile Appeals
Adult Felony Appeal Cases
Adult Misdemeanor Appeal Cases
Payment Made and No Court Identified By Prosecutor - Juvenile
Payment Made and No Court Identified By Prosecutor - Adult
Total Cases 41
The financial figures are estimates or are for some other reason unreliable.


Lavaca County Court Report
October 1, 20120 - September 30, 2021
Category of Services Attorney Fees Investigation
Expenditures
Expert Witness
Expenditures
Other Litigation
Expenditures
Juvenile
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Capital Murder
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Adult Non-capital Felony
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Adult Misdemeanor
Assigned Counsel $2,075
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Total Trial $2,075 $0 $0 $0
Juvenile Appeals
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Adult Felony Appeals
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Adult Misdemeanor Appeals
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Total Appeals $0 $0 $0 $0
Overall Total $2,075 $0 $0 $0



Category Assigned Counsel
Cases
Contract Counsel
Cases
Managed Assigned
Counsel Cases
Public Defender
Cases
Juvenile Cases 2
Capital Murder Cases
Adult Non-Capital Felony Cases
Adult Misdemeanor Cases 89
Juvenile Appeals
Adult Felony Appeal Cases
Adult Misdemeanor Appeal Cases
Payment Made and No Court Identified By Prosecutor - Juvenile
Payment Made and No Court Identified By Prosecutor - Adult
Total Cases 91
The financial figures are estimates or are for some other reason unreliable.


Combined County Report
October 1, 20120 - September 30, 2021
Number of Courts: 3
Category of Services Attorney Fees Investigation
Expenditures
Expert Witness
Expenditures
Other Litigation
Expenditures
Juvenile
Assigned Counsel $2,400
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Capital Murder
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Adult Non-capital Felony
Assigned Counsel $11,975
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Adult Misdemeanor
Assigned Counsel $2,075
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Total Trial $16,450 $0 $0 $0
Juvenile Appeals
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Adult Felony Appeals
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Adult Misdemeanor Appeals
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Total Appeals $0 $0 $0 $0
Overall Total $16,450 $0 $0 $0



Category Assigned Counsel
Cases
Contract Counsel
Cases
Managed Assigned
Counsel Cases
Public Defender
Cases
Juvenile Cases 8
Capital Murder Cases
Adult Non-Capital Felony Cases 89
Adult Misdemeanor Cases 89
Juvenile Appeals
Adult Felony Appeal Cases
Adult Misdemeanor Appeal Cases
Payment Made and No Court Identified By Prosecutor - Juvenile
Payment Made and No Court Identified By Prosecutor - Adult
Total Cases 186
The financial figures are estimates or are for some other reason unreliable.





Increased County Indigent Defense Administrative Expenditures
Counties with FY 2021 administrative costs in excess of FY 2001 baseline administrative expenditures may choose to report the cost increment. Reported costs must be related to indigent defense and follow cost principles established in the Uniform Grant Management Standards.
Total Administrative Expenditures $0


Public Defender Office Expenditures
Expenditures, October 1, 20120 - September 30, 2021
 
Attorney
Salary and
Fringe Benefits
Investigator
Salaries and
Fringe Benefits
Mitigation
Specialist
Salaries and
Fringe Benefits
Mental Health
Professionals
Salaries and
Fringe Benefits
Administrative
Support
Salaries and
Fringe Benefits
Juvenile $18,231 $211 $293
Capital Murder
Adult Non-Capital Felony $82,191 $23,200 $3,765
Adult Misdemeanor $30,453 $5,418 $3,960
Juvenile Appeals
Adult Felony Appeals $745 $35 $49
Adult Misdemeanor Appeals
15.17 Magistration Representation
Column Total $131,620 $28,864 $0 $0 $8,067

Total Public Defender Personnel Cost and Fringe Benefits $168,551
County's average fringe benefit rate %
Public Defender Travel and Training Expenditures $2,123
Public Defender Equipment Expenditures $4,660
Public Defender Other Direct Operating Expenditures $32,086


Other Public Defender Court Related Expenditures
Expert Witness Expenditures $0
Contract Investigator Expenditures $0
Other Direct Litigation Expenditures $5,674
Total Court Related Expenditures $174,225
Indirect Expenditures
Public Defender Indirect Costs
Public Defender Indirect Rate (approving agency: ) %
Total Public Defender Expenditures $213,094
Summary of Court and Administrative Expenditures
Total Court Expenditures: $16,450
Total Administrative Expenditures: $0
Total Public Defender Expenditures: $213,094
Total Managed Assigned Counsel Office Expenditures: $0
Total of Limited Scope 15.17 / Automatic Bail Review Hearing(0 cases): $0
Total funds paid to participating counties: $0
Total Court and Administrative Expenditures: $229,544


Child Protective Services Courts

25th District Court
Expenditures
Attorney Fees Social Work
Expenditures
Expert Witness
Expenditures
Investigator
Expenditures
Other Litigation
Expenditures
Other Litigation
Expenditures
Assigned Counsel $12,154
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Category Totals $12,154 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $12,154

Appointments
Assigned
Counsel
Contract
Counsel
Managed
Assigned
Counsel
Public
Defender
Total
Appointments
Court Totals 68 68


2nd 25th District Court
Expenditures
Attorney Fees Social Work
Expenditures
Expert Witness
Expenditures
Investigator
Expenditures
Other Litigation
Expenditures
Other Litigation
Expenditures
Assigned Counsel $5,216
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Category Totals $5,216 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $5,216

Appointments
Assigned
Counsel
Contract
Counsel
Managed
Assigned
Counsel
Public
Defender
Total
Appointments
Court Totals 31 31


County Court
Expenditures
Attorney Fees Social Work
Expenditures
Expert Witness
Expenditures
Investigator
Expenditures
Other Litigation
Expenditures
Other Litigation
Expenditures
Assigned Counsel
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Category Totals $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $0

Appointments
Assigned
Counsel
Contract
Counsel
Managed
Assigned
Counsel
Public
Defender
Total
Appointments
Court Totals 0 0


Total Across Courts
Expenditures
Attorney Fees Social Work
Expenditures
Expert Witness
Expenditures
Investigator
Expenditures
Other Litigation
Expenditures
Other Litigation
Expenditures
Assigned Counsel $17,371
Contract Counsel
Managed Assigned Counsel
Category Totals $17,371 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $17,371

Appointments
Assigned
Counsel
Contract
Counsel
Managed
Assigned
Counsel
Public
Defender
Total
Appointments
Court Totals 99 99