Section 12-22-199

Judgment for costs against petitioner when appeal unfavorable; payment thereof into General Fund; liability for payment.

In appeals taken under the provisions of this division, if the judgment or order of the trial court is affirmed or disposed of otherwise unfavorably to the defendant or petitioner, the Supreme Court or the Court of Criminal Appeals affirming said judgment or order shall enter a judgment for costs against the defendant or petitioner, including an amount equal to the fees of the court reporter paid by the state for transcribing the evidence and the fees of the clerk incident to the appeal paid by the state. If said costs are paid by defendant or petitioner, or by another in his behalf, such costs shall be paid into the General Fund of the State of Alabama. If such costs are not presently paid by the defendant or petitioner, or by another in his behalf, execution shall be issued by the trial court upon said judgment against the defendant or petitioner; and, if said execution is levied and collected, the proceeds thereof shall be paid into the General Fund of the state. If such execution is returned to the trial court "no property found," the defendant or petitioner shall be sentenced additionally by the trial court at hard labor for the county, if the punishment for the offense is a fine or confinement in the county jail or hard labor for the county, or by imprisonment in the state penitentiary, if the punishment for the offense is imprisonment in the penitentiary, for an additional term to pay said costs, at the rate of $5.00 per day.

(Acts 1961, Ex. Sess., No. 62, p. 1930, §11; Acts 1963, No. 525, p. 1129, §10.)