Where a defendant challenged the denial of his motion to retax costs associated with his criminal trial, arguing that the trial court erred in ordering that he owed a $774 balance, the judgment is reversed and remanded because the county lacked express statutory authority to seek or recover court costs directly from the defendant.
Judgment is reversed and remanded.
State v. Thomas (MLW No. 74233/Case No. ED107938 – 11 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Dolan, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Scotland County, Redington, J. (Matthew G. Mueller for appellant) (Lindsay G. Gravett and Kevin Kelly for respondent).