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|State||Statute||Description/Statute Name||Statutory language|
|North Carolina||N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann § 7A-321(b)(2)||Collection of offender fines and fees assessed by the court; collection assistance fee||
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(b) In attempting to collect the fines, fees, costs, and restitution owed by offenders not sentenced to supervised probation or active time, the Administrative Office of the Courts may do
the following: . . . (2) Enter into contracts with a collection agency, agencies, or municipal or county government agencies to collect unpaid amounts owed. The Administrative Office of the Courts may provide by such contract for the collection assistance fee to be retained by the agency or agencies that collect the amounts owed.
|Rhode Island||R.I. Gen. Laws. Ann. § 12-21-1||Methods of recovering fines and forfeitures||
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Unless otherwise specially provided: (1) All fines of five hundred dollars ($500) and under shall be recovered by complaint and summons; (2) All fines of upwards of five hundred dollars
($500), by indictment or information; (3) All penalties and pecuniary forfeitures, by action of debt; and (4) All forfeitures of personal property, by complaint and warrant or by information.
|Rhode Island||R.I. Gen.Laws. Ann. § 8-15-9||Supervision of court imposed and court related costs, fines, restitution, and other payments, deposits, and receipts||
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Within the administrative office of the state courts there shall be a finance section. The director of the finance section shall be appointed by the chief justice of the supreme
court, and approved by a majority vote of the advisory board. The director of the finance section shall monitor the handling, collection, receipt, and disbursement of all court imposed or court related fees, fines, costs, assessments, charges, and other monetary payments, deposits, and receipts, including, but not limited to, filing fees, court costs and fees, bail, fines, judgments, awards, restitution payments, registry of court accounts, restricted receipts accounts, child support and other support orders, and court stenographers' accounts. The director shall be responsible for all bookkeeping and accounting of money collected or received by the clerks of the various state courts including, but not limited to, §§ 8-4-8, 8-8-16, 8-8-17, 8-8.2-3 and 8-10-10. The director shall formulate and publish a policy which shall standardize the procedures for the handling, collection, receipt, and disbursement of court imposed or court related monetary payments, deposits, and receipts. The court may require all persons who enter into a payment plan for the payment of court imposed or court related fees, fines, court costs, assessments, charges and/or any other monetary obligations to provide a valid social security number, valid driver's license number, and date of birth at the time they enter into said payment plan. Provided, however, social security numbers and driver's license numbers shall not be part of the public record and shall be used for collection purposes only.
|Rhode Island||R.I. Gen. Laws. Ann. § 12-21-21||Guilty plea and payment of fine by person outside state||
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Whenever any person who is charged with the commission of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine shall be outside the confines of this state, the defendant may, with the approval
of a judge of the district court for the division in which the complaint may be pending, or with the approval of the justice of the superior court in charge of criminal appeals if the cause is pending on appeal before the superior court, by instrument in writing and duly acknowledged before an appropriate officer, authorize his or her attorney of record to appear in open court and enter on his or her behalf a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, and to pay the fine that may be assessed by the court, together with the costs of prosecution, if any, that may be assessed by the court. Every written authorization shall be filed with the clerk of the court, and shall be retained by the clerk, together with the original complaint, as a portion of the record of the case.
|Rhode Island||R.I. Gen. Laws. Ann. § 12-19-2(e)||Selection of method and amount or term of punishment||
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A prisoner authorized to work at paid employment in the community under this section may be required to pay, and the director is authorized to collect, costs incident to the
prisoner's confinement as the director deems appropriate and reasonable. These collections shall be deposited with the treasurer as a part of the general revenue of the state.