2017 Code of Alabama
Title 12 - COURTS.
Chapter 19 - COURT FINANCES.
Article 4 - Costs, Fees, Fines, etc., in Criminal Cases.
Division 2 - Court Fees.
Section 12-19-171 - Schedule and distribution of fees - Juvenile and criminal cases in district and circuit courts.
(a) The following docket fees shall be collected for juvenile and criminal cases in the district court and the circuit court:
(1) District Court:
|a. Traffic infraction||$92.00|
|b. Issuance of alias writ||20.00|
|d. Felony guilty plea||185.00|
|e. Preliminary hearing||30.00|
|f. Bond forfeiture||65.00|
(2) Circuit Court:
|a. Issuance of alias writ||30.00|
|d. Bond forfeiture||65.00|
(3) Docket fees for cases in the juvenile division of the district court or circuit court shall be assessed at eighty-five dollars ($85) and shall be distributed as follows:
a. Sixteen dollars ($16) to the Fair Trial Tax Fund.
b. Forty-nine dollars ($49) to the State General Fund.
c. Ten dollars ($10) to the county general fund.
d. Five dollars ($5) to the Peace Officers' Standards and Training Fund.
e. Five dollars ($5) to the Advanced Technology and Data Exchange Fund.
(4) Uncollected court costs in juvenile cases may not be assessed as charges against the county.
(b) A fee of eight dollars ($8) shall be collected for the issuance of each witness subpoena. Witness subpoena fees shall be in addition to docket fees. The subpoena fee shall be distributed as follows:
(1) Five dollars ($5) to the county general fund.
(2) Three dollars ($3) to the State General Fund.
(c) Effective October 1, 2000, the docket fees in criminal and juvenile cases shall be increased by five dollars ($5) and the additional fee shall be deposited into the Fair Trial Tax Fund.(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §16-120; Acts 1980, No. 80-634, p. 1198, §1; Acts 1983, No. 83-744, p. 1225, §6; Acts 1987, No. 87-405, p. 575, §6; Acts 1991, No. 91-438, §1; Acts 1991, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 91-824, p. 224, §1; Acts 1992, No. 92-227, p. 562, §1; Act 99-427, p. 759, §1.)