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Criminal Law Act 1826

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XXIIICourts may order Payment of the Expences of Prosecution in certain Cases of Misdemeanor.

And whereas for want of Power in the Court to order Payment of the Expences of any Prosecution for a Misdemeanor, many Individuals are deterred by the Expence from prosecuting Persons guilty of Misdemeanors, who thereby escape the Punishment due to their Offences; for Remedy thereof, be it enacted, That where any Prosecutor or other Person shall appear before any Court on Recognizance or Subpoena, to prosecute or give Evidence against any Person indicted of any Assault with Intent to commit Felony, of any -Attempt to commit Felony, of any Riot, of any Misdemeanor for receiving any stolen Property knowing the same to have been stolen, of any Assault upon a Peace Officer in the Execution of his Duty, or upon any Person acting in aid of such Officer, of any Neglect or Breach of Duty as a Peace Officer, of any Assault committed in pursuance of any Conspiracy to raise the Rate of Wages, of knowingly and designedly obtaining any Property by false Pretences, of wilful and indecent Exposure of the Person, of wilful and corrupt Perjury, or of Subornation of Perjury, every such Court is hereby authorized and empowered to order Payment of the Costs and Expences of the Prosecutor and Witnesses for the Prosecution, together with a Compensation for their Trouble and Loss of Time, in the same Manner as Courts are herein-before authorized and empowered to order the same in Cases of Felony; and, although no Bill of Indictment be preferred, it shall still be lawful for the Court where any Person shall have bond fide attended the Court, in obedience to any such Recognizance, to order Payment of the Expences of such Person, together with a Compensation for his or her Trouble and Loss of Time, in the same Manner as in Cases of Felony: Provided, that in Cases of Misdemeanor the Power of ordering the Payment of Expences and Compensation shall not extend to the Attendance before the Examining Magistrate.

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