2017 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:1909 - Criminal matters; additional costs for CASA and CAC programs
§1909. Criminal matters; additional costs for CASA and CAC programs
A. In all criminal cases, including traffic offenses, of which the City Court of Lake Charles 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 which shall be transmitted to the clerk for further disposition in accordance herewith.
B. The clerk of the city court shall place all sums collected or received pursuant to the provisions of this Section into an account, to be expended on order of the judges of the court, en banc, for the support of the court-appointed special advocate (CASA) and children's advocacy center (CAC) programs in the territorial jurisdiction of the court. 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. 265, §1.