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|State||Citation||Description/Statute Name||Question||Brief answer||Language from the opinion||When does the case apply?|
1997 Ill. Atty. Gen. Op. 027 (Ill.A.G.), 1997 WL 824988; 1984 Ill. Atty. Gen. Op. 72 (Ill.A.G.), 1984 WL 60051; 1992 WL 469747 (Ill.A.G.); 1985 Ill. Atty. Gen. Op. 126+ See more
(Ill.A.G.), 1985 WL 68980
|Illinois-Attorney General opinion||What authority do county or municipal courts have to set fines or fees?||Fines and fees|
|Mississippi||1981 WL 39784 (Miss.A.G.); Miss. Code Ann. § 99-19-20 (2)||Mississippi-Attorney General opinion||Does allowing different municipalities to set their own indigency standards or fines/fees violate the equal protection afforded by the state’s constitution?||apparently not, because judges rule on indigency on a case-by-case basis||
In the event an indigent is unable to pay his fine, a justice court judge may rely upon Section 99-19-20 of the Mississippi Code, 1972 , as amended, as an+ See more
alternative procedure in working with indigents.
|Ability to pay|
|Mississippi||1996 WL 224005 (Miss.A.G.)||Mississippi-Attorney General opinion||What authority do county or municipal courts have to set fines or fees?||The court has the authority to impose "reasonable" fees for costs incurred by the court system.||In response, see the Primeaux opinion which states that Mississippi Code Annotated Section 21-23-7(11) allows a municipal court to impose reasonable costs of court which could include a service of process fee.||Fines and fees|