2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:1000.4 - Criminal matters; additional costs for CASA program

§1000.4. Criminal matters; additional costs for CASA program

A. In all criminal cases, including traffic offenses, of which the Nineteenth Judicial District Court has jurisdiction, there shall be assessed as additional costs against every defendant who is convicted after trial or who pleads guilty or forfeits bond, the sum of five dollars. These costs shall be in addition to all other fines, costs, or forfeitures lawfully imposed and shall be transmitted to the sheriff of East Baton Rouge Parish for further disposition in accordance with the provisions of this Section.

B. The sheriff shall transfer all sums collected or received under this Section to the court-appointed special advocate (CASA) program in the judicial district to be expended on order of the judges of the district, en banc. CASA shall cause to be conducted annually an audit of the account and the books and accounts relating thereto and shall file the audit with the office of the legislative auditor where it shall be available for public inspection.

Acts 1999, No. 502, §1.

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