2011 Missouri Revised Statutes
Chapter 543 Proceedings in Misdemeanor and Infraction Cases
Section 543.270. Fine commuted to imprisonment, when--fine payable in installments.

MO Rev Stat § 543.270. What's This?

Fine commuted to imprisonment, when--fine payable in installments.

543.270. 1. When any person shall be unable to pay any fine and costs assessed against him, the associate circuit judge shall have power, at the request of the defendant, to commute such fine and costs to imprisonment in the county jail, which shall be credited at the rate of ten dollars of such fine and costs for each day's imprisonment.

2. When a fine is assessed by an associate circuit judge, it shall be within his discretion to provide for the payment of the fine on an installment basis under such terms and conditions as he may deem appropriate.

(L. 1978 H.B. 1634)

Effective 1-2-79

*This section previously repealed, 1977, but reinstated by this act. See 560.031, 560.036

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