(1) Subject to subsection (2), the court must not make an order awarding costs against a person without giving that person a reasonable opportunity to be heard.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an order for costs made on the hearing and determination of a charge in the absence of the accused in accordance with Division 10 of Part 3.3.
Division 2—Costs in summary proceedings and committal proceedings
S. 349 renumbered as s. 401 by No. 68/2009 s. 52(n).