2017 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:2488.78 - Criminal matters; costs
§2488.78. Criminal matters; costs
A. In all criminal matters, including traffic violation cases, the city judge may assess, in addition to the fine or other penalty imposed, costs of court in an amount not to exceed forty dollars.
B. The proceeds derived from these costs shall be deposited in a special account which shall be subject to audit and shall be used for the operational expenses of the court, including but without limitation, the use from time to time for the costs of operating the court and for the employment by the judge of secretaries, accountants, stenographers, filing clerks, bookkeepers, reporters, and other court employees, and for the purchase of stationery, books, office supplies, and such other equipment, all as may be useful or necessary for the proper conduct of the court's judicial business, and all as may be approved by the court. In addition, the proceeds derived from such costs in excess of that necessary for the proper conduct of the court's business may, with approval of the judge, be paid in equal proportions into the treasury of the town of Breaux Bridge and into the parish treasury of the St. Martin Parish police jury general fund.
Acts 1974, No. 647, §1; Acts 1985, No. 959, §1; Acts 1990, No. 156, §1.