2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1094.7 - Funding for the commission; criminal court costs

§1094.7. Funding for the commission; criminal court costs

A. In the parishes of Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington, in all felony and misdemeanor prosecutions, including traffic offenses, under state law or parish or municipal ordinance, in any district, parish, city, or mayor's court, special costs in an amount not to exceed five dollars shall be levied against every defendant who is convicted after trial, enters a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, or forfeits bond. However, in lieu of imposing the special costs, the court may direct that a like amount be deducted from any fine imposed prior to disposition of the fine in accordance with other laws, but in either event any amounts so collected shall be remitted, by the tenth of the month following the month in which collected, by the proper officer of the court to the board of the Florida Parishes Juvenile Justice Commission to be used for the expenses of its operations as provided in this Subpart.

B. In the parishes of Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington, in all courts exercising juvenile jurisdiction, special costs in an amount not to exceed five dollars shall be levied against every juvenile who is found to have committed a traffic violation, under state law or parish or municipal ordinance, and special costs in an amount not to exceed twenty-five dollars shall be levied against every juvenile who is adjudicated a delinquent. All or part of the costs may be suspended, but any amounts thereof collected shall be remitted, by the tenth of the month following the month in which collected, by the proper officer of the court in which the matter was heard to the board of the Florida Parishes Juvenile Justice Commission to be used for the expenses of its operations in this Subpart.

Acts 1989, No. 148, §1.

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