CRIMES, PUNISHMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES (Chapters 263 through 280)
PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES
INDICTMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS BEFORE TRIAL
Expenses of counsel of prisoner
Section 56. The reasonable expenses incurred and paid by counsel assigned by the court for the defense of a person indicted for murder, who is otherwise unable to procure counsel, shall be paid by the commonwealth after approval by a justice sitting at the trial or other proceedings of the case.