Section 9-11-12

Violations of fish and game laws - Fees of arresting officers.

When an arrest for a violation of the provisions of the game and fish laws is made by a salaried officer and the defendant is convicted, there shall be taxed, as cost, the same fee as a sheriff in the state is entitled to for similar services and which, if collected from the defendant, shall be immediately remitted by the trial court directly to the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources, and said fee shall be used for the purpose of the administration of the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. If the arrest is made by a nonsalaried warden or officer and said fee is collected from the defendant, such nonsalaried warden or officer shall be entitled to said fee, but in no case shall such nonsalaried warden or officer be entitled to any part of a fine assessed and collected from the defendant; provided, however, that no fees shall be allowed in cases of acquittal.

(Acts 1935, No. 240, p. 632, §56; Code 1940, T. 8, §55; Acts 1945, No. 296, p. 493, §1; Acts 1959, No. 417, p. 1106, §1.)