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WHEN MAY ATTORNEY’S FEES BE AWARDED?

     Attorney’s fees may be awarded only when a separate civil action to recover civil liability has been filed or when exemplary damages are awarded
     The reason for this is that there is no attorney in a criminal case, only a public prosecutor, who is compensated by the government
 

WHEN CAN ATTORNEY’S FEES BE AWARDED IN CRIMINAL CASES?

     If there is award of exemplary damages


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