2017 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:1000.5 - Criminal matters; additional costs for CASA and FINS programs
§1000.5. Criminal matters; additional costs for CASA and FINS programs
A. In all criminal cases, excluding Title 32 traffic offenses, of which the Twenty-second 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 by the sheriff of the respective parish to the Twenty-second Judicial District Court for further disposition in accordance with the provisions of this Section.
B. The court shall place all sums collected or received under this Section into an account, to be expended on order of the judges of the district, en banc, for the support of the court-appointed special advocate (CASA) and Families in Need of Services (FINS) programs in the judicial district. The court 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.