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2024 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.811. Reimbursement of costs associated with homicide trials

(a) Intent

This rule permits courts that meet certain criteria to request reimbursement of extraordinary costs of homicide trials.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(b) Criteria

A court that requests reimbursement of extraordinary costs of a homicide trial must meet all the following criteria:

(1)  Be located in a county with a population of 300,000 or less;

(2)  Have incurred extraordinary costs of a homicide trial; and

(3)  Demonstrate an actual need for reimbursement.

(c) Submission

A request for reimbursement must be submitted by the court's presiding judge or executive officer to Judicial Council staff. All requests for reimbursement must comply with guidelines approved by the Judicial Council and include a completed Request for Reimbursement of Extraordinary Homicide Trial Costs form.

(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2016.)

Rule 10.811 amended effective January 1, 2016; adopted as rule 6.711 effective January 1, 2005; previously amended and renumbered as rule 10.811 effective January 1, 2007.

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