For each day the witness is away from home to appear as
a witness they are entitled to a $40 witness fee, plus expenses as
outlined in the Travel, Lodging, Meals and
Incidental Expenses section.
1. The Public Defender or
court appointed attorneys may authorize payments
for Pretrial Conferences not to exceed three days (five days
if a weekend is included) with non-local witnesses between the scheduling
of a trial, hearing or grand jury proceeding and a witness’ appearance.
2. Pretrial days caused by
scheduling changes in trial, hearing or grand jury
proceeding dates require a written explanation by an attorney. The
explanation should be attached to the witness voucher.
3. Separate pre-trial
travel for conferences are restricted unless approved
by the presiding officer of the Court or the Clerk of the Court.
For unusual circumstances see the Presiding Officer of the Court