Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1953 NO. 13 > Apr 21 1953

Charges for preparation of copies of instructions to jury by court reporter are taxable as costs, and should be so taxed.

AGO 1963 NO. 14 > Feb 28 1963

(1) In criminal cases in which a filing fee is chargeable in justice courts under § 111, chapter 299, Laws of 1961, the fee is $4.00 notwithstanding the number of separate counts which may be contained in the complaint. (2) In those cases where (pursuant to § 111) no filing fee is to be assessed or collected other than as part of the fine or penalty imposed upon conviction, the four dollar filing fee is not to be assessed in addition to the ordinary fine for penalty imposed. (3) In those cases where (pursuant to § 111) no filing fee is to be assessed or collected other than as part of the fine or penalty imposed upon conviction, the court may suspend only that part of the fine or penalty imposed which is in excess of the nonsuspendable four dollar filing fee.