2017 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:1908 - Rapides Parish; criminal matters; additional costs for CASA programs
§1908. Rapides Parish; criminal matters; additional costs for CASA programs
A. In Rapides Parish, in all criminal cases, including traffic offenses, of which the city 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, which shall be in addition to all other fines, costs, or forfeitures lawfully imposed and which shall be transmitted to the clerk for further disposition in accordance herewith.
B. The clerk of court shall place all sums collected or received under this Section in a separate account, to be expended on order of the judges of the court, en banc, for the support of court-appointed special advocate (CASA) programs in the territorial jurisdiction of the court. The court shall cause to be conducted annually an audit of the fund and the books and accounts relating thereto and shall file the same with the office of the legislative auditor where it shall be available for public inspection.
Acts 1997, No. 854, §1; Acts 2011, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 38, §1.