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|State||Citation||Description/Statute Name||Question||Brief answer||Language from the opinion||When does the case apply?|
|Virginia||2000 Va. Op. Att'y. Gen. (2000)||Costs and fines dischargeable in bankruptcy||Other applicable opinions||
"Criminal costs, which may or may not be contingent upon sentence but are associated with conviction, and traffic fines are nondischargeable in Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings. Debt for restitution or+ See more
criminal fine included in criminal sentence is nondischargeable in Chapter 13 bankruptcy; criminal fines not contingent upon sentence, traffic fines arising from traffic infractions, and civil traffic fines are dischargeable in Chapter 13 bankruptcies."
|Rhode Island||R.I.A.G. Op. No. 92-01-02 (Jan. 23, 1992)||Rhode Island-Attorney General opinion||What authority do county or municipal courts have to set fines or fees?||They are limited by state statutes||
Accordingly, it is my opinion that sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, town sheriffs and constables are required to charge the statutory rates set forth in the amendment. There is no provision allowing+ See more
these individuals to charge either a lesser or greater rate. See also, R.I.Gen.Laws § 45164.3 which requires constables to serve or execute all writs and process ... at such fees as authorized to sheriffs and deputy sheriffs.
|Fines and fees|