2017 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 25 - Fees of Officers
§ 40-25-126. Taxing of costs of malicious or frivolous prosecution.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 40-25-126 (2017)
  • (a) When the defendant is discharged upon the examination, or acquitted in any criminal prosecution for a public offense, and the court is of opinion that the prosecution was malicious or frivolous, the prosecutor may be taxed with all the costs.
  • (b) This section extend to trials before judges of general sessions courts, by whom the prosecutor may, in like manner and under like circumstances, be taxed with all the costs.
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