Section 142.09, Florida Statutes 2003
142.09 If defendant is not convicted or dies.--If the defendant is not convicted, or the prosecution is abated by the death of the defendant, or if the costs are imposed on the defendant and execution against him or her is returned no property found, or if a nolle prosse be entered, in each of these cases the fees of witnesses and officers arising from criminal causes shall be paid by the county in the manner specified in ss. 142.10-142.12; provided, that when a committing magistrate holds to bail or commits a person to answer to a criminal charge and an information is not filed or an indictment found against such person, the costs and fees of such committing trial shall not be paid by the county, except the costs of executing the warrants.
History.--ss. 3, 7, ch. 4323, 1895; GS 970; RGS 1782; CGL 2833; s. 847, ch. 95-147.