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Chapter 6: Liability for Court Costs.

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Article 1 - Generally. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-1 6-1. Items allowed as costs.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-2 6-2. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 269, s. 15.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-3 6-3. Sureties on prosecution bonds liable for costs.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-4 6-4. Execution for unpaid costs; bill of costs to be attached.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-5 through 6-6 6-5 through 6-6. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 269, s. 15.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-7 6-7. Clerk to enter costs in case file.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-8 through 6-12 6-8 through 6-12. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 269, s. 15.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 2 - When State Liable for Costs. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-13 6-13. Civil actions by the State; joinder of private party.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-14 6-14. Civil action by and against State officers.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-15 6-15. Actions by State for private persons, etc.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-16 6-16. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 269, s. 15.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-17 6-17. Costs of State on appeals to federal courts.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-17.1 6-17.1. Costs and expenses of State in connection with federal litigation arising out of State cases.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 3 - Civil Actions and Proceedings. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-18 6-18. When costs allowed as of course to plaintiff.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-19 6-19. When costs allowed as of course to defendant.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-19.1 6-19.1. Attorney's fees to parties appealing or defending against agency decision.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-19.2 6-19.2: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 388, s. 6.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-20 6-20. Costs allowed or not, in discretion of court.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-21 6-21. Costs allowed either party or apportioned in discretion of court.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-21.1 6-21.1. Allowance of counsel fees as part of costs in certain cases.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-21.2 6-21.2. Attorneys' fees in notes, etc., in addition to interest.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-21.3 6-21.3. Remedies for returned check.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-21.4 6-21.4. Allowance of counsel fees and costs in certain cases involving principals or teachers.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-21.5 6-21.5. Attorney's fees in nonjusticiable cases.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-21.6 6-21.6. Reciprocal attorneys' fees provisions in business contracts.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-21.7 6-21.7. Attorneys' fees; cities or counties acting outside the scope of their authority.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-22 6-22. Petitioner to pay costs in certain cases.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-23 6-23. Defendant unreasonably defending after notice of no personal claim to pay costs.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-24 6-24. Suits by an indigent; payment of costs by an indigent.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-25 6-25. Party seeking recovery on usurious contracts; no costs.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-26 6-26. Costs in special proceedings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-27 6-27. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 269, s. 15.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-28 6-28. Costs of laying off homestead and exemption.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-29 6-29. Costs of reassessment of homestead.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-30 6-30. Costs against infant plaintiff; guardian responsible.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-31 6-31. Costs where executor, administrator, trustee of express trust, or person authorized by statute a party.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-32 6-32. Costs against assignee after action brought.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 4 - Costs on Appeal. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-33 6-33. Costs on appeal generally.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-34 through 6-35 6-34 through 6-35. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 269, s. 15.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 5 - Liability of Counties in Criminal Actions. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-36 through 6-39 6-36 through 6-39. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 269, s. 15.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-40 6-40. Liability of counties, where trial removed from one county to another.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-41 through 6-44 6-41 through 6-44. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 269, s. 15.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 6 - Liability of Defendant in Criminal Actions. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-45 through 6-46 6-45 through 6-46. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 269, s. 15.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-47 6-47. Judgment confessed; bond given to secure fine and costs.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-48 6-48. Arrest for nonpayment of fine and costs.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 7 - Liability of Prosecuting Witness for Costs. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-49 6-49. Prosecuting witness liable for costs in certain cases; court determines prosecuting witness.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-50 6-50. Imprisonment of prosecuting witness for willful nonpayment of costs if prosecution frivolous.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 8 - Fees of Witnesses. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-51 6-51. Not entitled to fees in advance.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-52 6-52. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 269, s. 15.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-53 6-53. Witness to prove attendance; action for fees.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-54 through 6-56 6-54 through 6-56. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 269, s. 15.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-57 6-57. Repealed by Session Laws 1947, c. 781.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-58 through 6-59 6-58 through 6-59. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 269, s. 15.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-60 6-60. No more than two witnesses may be subpoenaed to prove single material fact; liability for fees of such witnesses; one fee for day's attendance.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-61 6-61. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 269, s. 15.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-62 6-62. District attorney to announce discharge of State's witnesses.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-63 6-63. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 269, s. 15.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 9 - Criminal Costs before Justices, Mayors, County or Recorders' Courts. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 6-64 through 6-65 6-64 through 6-65. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 269, s. 15.[HTML] [RTF]