914.11 Indigent defendants.—If a defendant in a criminal case is indigent pursuant to s. 27.52 and presently unable to pay the cost of procuring the attendance of witnesses, the defendant may seek a deferral of these costs; however, the defendant may subpoena the witnesses, and the costs, including the cost of the defendant’s copy of all depositions and transcripts which are certified by the defendant’s attorney as serving a useful purpose in the disposition of the case, shall be paid by the state. When depositions are taken outside the circuit in which the case is pending, travel expenses shall be paid by the state in accordance with s. 112.061 and shall also be taxed as costs payable to the state.
History.—ss. 2, 4, ch. 3702, 1887; s. 1, ch. 3719, 1887; RS 2867, 2868; s. 1, ch. 5133, 1903; GS 3923, 3924; RGS 6022, 6023; CGL 8316, 8317; s. 104, ch. 70-339; s. 4, ch. 82-176; s. 6, ch. 85-213; s. 119, ch. 2003-402.