2017 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:1000.11 - Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court; specialized divisions; additional costs; certain violations
§1000.11. Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court; specialized divisions; additional costs; certain violations
A. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, and in addition to any fines, forfeitures, costs, or penalties, a judge in the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court with a specialized alcohol division as defined in this Section may assess the following additional costs to any person convicted of the following offenses:
(1) One hundred dollars for a violation of R.S. 14:98 or 98.1, prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
(2) One hundred dollars for a violation of R.S. 14:99, or any municipal or parochial ordinance prohibiting the reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
(3) Fifty dollars for a violation of R.S. 14:92, 93.11, 93.12, or 333, or of any municipal or parochial ordinance prohibiting the purchase or public possession of alcoholic beverages by persons under the age of twenty-one years old.
(4) Twenty-five dollars for a violation of R.S. 14:91.7, 103, or 107, or of any municipal or parochial ordinance prohibiting public drinking, public possession of alcohol, or appearing in an intoxicated condition in public.
(5) Twenty-five dollars for a violation of R.S. 32:300, or of any municipal or parochial ordinance prohibiting the possession of open alcoholic beverage containers in vehicles.
(6) Twenty-five dollars for all other convictions of a felony, misdemeanor, or any municipal or parochial ordinance, including a traffic felony, misdemeanor, or a local traffic violation where the use of alcohol was a factor in the commission of the crime.
B. For purposes of this Section, a district court with a specialized alcohol division is defined as a district court that designates by court rule a division or section of the court which has subject matter jurisdiction for alcohol-related offenses, including but not limited to driving while intoxicated, and is also certified or approved by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and the Louisiana Supreme Court.
C. Any district court with a specialized alcohol division or section shall establish a fund to deposit all fees collected pursuant to this Section. All funds collected shall be used solely for the purposes of funding the approved alcohol or driving while intoxicated division or section and any treatment programs and administrative expenses associated with the program.
D. In the event that an individual is unable to pay the cost when assessed, the court may allow payment to be deferred within a certain time frame, based on the person's ability to pay the costs.
Acts 2014, No. 669, §1.