2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1105.6 - Funding for the authority; criminal court costs

§1105.6. Funding for the authority; criminal court costs

In the parishes within the jurisdiction of the authority, 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 the amount of seven dollars and fifty cents shall be levied against every defendant who is convicted after trial or who enters a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or who 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 to be used for the expenses of its operations as provided in this Subpart.

Acts 1997, No. 1445, §1, eff. July 15, 1997.

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