A. When expert witnesses are appointed by the court in the conduct of a sanity hearing before or during the trial of a criminal action, or prior to pronouncing sentence upon a person convicted of crime, they shall be allowed such fees as the court in its discretion deems reasonable, having regard to the services performed by the witnesses. The fees so allowed shall be paid by the county where the indictment was found or the information filed.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 13-4014

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Conduct: means an act or omission and its accompanying culpable mental state. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Crime: means a misdemeanor or a felony. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Person: means a human being and, as the context requires, an enterprise, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated association, a partnership, a firm, a society, a government, a governmental authority or an individual or entity capable of holding a legal or beneficial interest in property. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.

B. Physicians appointed by the court to examine a defendant who alleges pregnancy as a cause for not pronouncing sentence shall be allowed fees the court deems reasonable. Such fees shall be paid by the county in which the indictment was found or the information filed.