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AGO 1976 No. 19 >  October 7, 1976
FINES - MOTOR VEHICLES - VIOLATIONS OF MOTOR VEHICLE CODE - COURT COSTS - IMPRISONMENT
FINES ‑- MOTOR VEHICLES ‑- VIOLATIONS OF MOTOR VEHICLE CODE ‑- COURT COSTS ‑- IMPRISONMENT (1) All traffic offenses covered by RCW 46.61.010, as amended by § 1, chapter 95, Laws of 1975-76, 2nd Ex. Sess., including those for which no term of confinement may be imposed, nevertheless constitute crimes (misdemeanors) for which an individual may be arrested and prosecuted in the normal manner provided for by law.   (2) Where a person has been charged with and convicted of a traffic offense for which, under RCW 46.61.010, as amended, no sentence of confinement may be imposed, and that person has been ordered to pay costs as provided for under chapter 96, Laws of 1975-76, 2nd Ex. Sess., he may then be committed to jail for contempt of court for a willful failure to comply with that order in accordance with the provisions of § 3(2) of chapter 96, supra .
AGO 1994 No. 23 >  December 14, 1994
COURT REPORTERS - COURT COSTS - COUNTIES - COUNTY TREASURERS
Retention of costs recovered from litigants for preparing transcripts of court proceedings 1.  Official court reporters are entitled to retain any fees earned from transcribing the records of court proceedings, as compensation in addition to the salary provided in RCW 2.32.210.  2.  A county may not lawfully reduce an official reporter's salary by the amount of transcription fees collected by the reporter.  3.  A superior court clerk may not lawfully retain fees collected under RCW 2.32.240 for transcription services; such fees are to be deposited in the county treasury.  4.  Persons employed to electronically record superior court proceedings pursuant to Civil Rule 80(b) may or may not be entitled to retain fees paid for transcription services; this is a term of employment to be determined by the county employing the recorder.  5.  The county, not the state, is responsible for paying necessary transcription or tape copying costs for superior court proceedings involving indigent criminal defendants.
AGO 1956 No. 307 >  August 2, 1956
COURT COSTS - JURY FEES - ATTORNEYS' FEES FOR INDIGENT DEFENDANTS - SUPERIOR COURTS - CHANGE OF VENUE - LIABILITY OF COUNTIES FOR COURT COSTS ON CHANGE OF VENUE
COURT COSTS ‑- JURY FEES ‑- ATTORNEYS' FEES FOR INDIGENT DEFENDANTS ‑- SUPERIOR COURTS ‑- CHANGE OF VENUE ‑- LIABILITY OF COUNTIES FOR COURT COSTS ON CHANGE OF VENUE Where a change of venue is granted in a criminal case from the superior court of one county to the superior court of another county, and the defendant is acquitted after trial, the costs for jurors' fees shall be paid by the county in which the trial was had.  In such a situation, where counsel is appointed by the superior court to defend an indigent defendant, the statutory fees for such counsel shall be paid by the county in which said counsel was appointed.
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