George Zimmerman, the Florida resident who was acquitted of second degree murder and manslaughter for the shooting of Trayvon Martin, is asking that he be reimbursed for the court costs he encountered during the ordeal, according to MSNBC News on Monday night.
Zimmerman reportedly is asking for $200,000 to $300,000, and Florida state law could allow Zimmerman to be reimbursed, according to a report by the Orland Sentinel.
Zimmerman’s lawyer, Mark O’Mara, will reportedly file a motion to have all costs related with Zimmerman’s defense refunded to him by the state of Florida. While the costs do not involve any attorneys’ fees for Zimmerman’s courtroom representation, it does include court reporter fees for depositions and other related-items, travel expenses, and expert witness costs.
Due to the acquittal being issued by the jury, Zimmerman and his legal team feel entitled to the refund of costs involved with the high-profile case. Zimmerman was determined not guilty of crimes in the death of Martin by the Florida court’s jury in July. From the beginning, Zimmerman pleaded not guilty due to an assertion of self-defense.