Collection of Fines and Fees - Methods - Charges - Judicial Collection Enforcement Fund
If the defendant is assessed any fines, fees, costs, surcharges, or other monetary assessments with regard to the sentencing, disposition, or adjudication of a felony, misdemeanor, juvenile delinquency petition, petty
offense, traffic offense, or traffic infraction and does not pay all amounts assessed in full on the date of the assessment, the defendant shall pay to the clerk of the court an additional time payment fee of twenty-five dollars. The time payment fee may be assessed once per case; except that, if amounts owed in the case have still not been paid in full one year after the date of the assessment, said fee shall be assessed annually until the defendant has fully satisfied his or her financial obligation in the case. In addition, there may be assessed against a defendant a late penalty fee of ten dollars each time a payment toward the fines, fees, costs, surcharges, or other amounts owed is not received on or before the date due.
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