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Code of Virginia
Title 19.2. Criminal Procedure
Chapter 20. Taxation and Allowance of Costs

§ 19.2-331. When Commonwealth pays witnesses in case of misdemeanor.

Payment shall not be made out of the state treasury to a witness attending for the Commonwealth in any prosecution for a misdemeanor unless it appears that the sum to which the witness is entitled cannot be obtained:

(1) If it be a case wherein there is a prosecutor and the defendant is convicted, by reason of the insolvency of the defendant, or

(2) If it be a case in which there is no prosecutor, by reason of the acquittal or insolvency of the defendant or other cause.

Code 1950, § 19.1-314; 1960, c. 366; 1975, c. 495.

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