2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:2008 - Sulphur

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:2008 (2017)

§2008. Sulphur

A. Fines and forfeitures collected in the city court of Sulphur in cases where the prosecution is on behalf of the city shall be paid into the general fund of the city of Sulphur. Fines, forfeitures, costs, and penalties collected in the city court of Sulphur when the prosecution is on behalf of the state or parish shall be paid into the general fund of the parish of Calcasieu. Upon the recommendation of the district attorney and on the order of the district court serving the parish of Calcasieu, the governing authority of the parish shall appropriate to the sheriff's salary fund any portion of these fines, forfeitures, costs, and penalties as may be designated in the order of the court.

B. In cases where the prosecution is on behalf of the city of Sulphur, the city court may assess and collect the maximum sum of ten dollars as court costs and penalty. These funds shall be kept in a separate account under the exclusive control and supervision of the judge, and shall be used for the operational expenses of the court, the payment or supplement of clerical fees, the purchase of equipment, or similar expenditures as may be approved by the judge. This account shall at no time exceed the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars and when this balance has been attained, all such costs collected over and above this amount shall be paid into the general fund of the city of Sulphur within ten days after the close of the month.

C. In addition to all other fees or costs now or hereafter provided by law, the clerk of the city court of Sulphur shall collect from every person filing any type of civil suit or proceeding and who is not otherwise exempted by law from the payment of court costs, a sum to be determined by the judge of the city court, which sum shall not exceed ten dollars, subject to the provisions of Code of Civil Procedure, Article 5181, et seq. In all criminal cases over which the city court of Sulphur has jurisdiction, there shall be taxed as costs against every defendant who is convicted after trial or after he pleads guilty, or who forfeits his bond, a sum likewise determined, but which shall not exceed ten dollars, which shall be in addition to all other fines, costs, or forfeitures lawfully imposed, and which shall be used for the operational expenses of the court, the payment or supplement of clerical fees, the purchase of equipment, or similar expenditures as may be approved by the judge. These funds shall be kept in a separate account under the exclusive control and supervision of the judge.

Added by Acts 1960, No. 32, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1961. Acts 1986, No. 716, §1, eff. July 8, 1986.

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