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Louisiana Op. Att'y Gen. No. 83-183 (June 17, 1983) Court's authority to impose costs Other applicable opinions
It is well settled that the recovery and allowance of costs in criminal prosecutions is dependent entirely on statutory provisions. Absent statutory authority, a court has no power to award
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costs against a defendant on conviction. See C. J. S. Costs Section 435, 437. Op. Att'y Gen. No. 83-183 (June 17, 1983)
Fines and fees