Section 45-22-81.04


Published: 2015

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Section 45-22-81.04

Section 45-22-81.04Solicitor's fee.

(a) In all juvenile, traffic, criminal, and quasi-criminal cases in the juvenile, district, circuit, and municipal courts in Cullman County, a docket fee, hereinafter referred to as a solicitor's fee, shall be assessed in each case. The fees, when collected, shall be distributed monthly to the Solicitor's Fund or District Attorney's Fund in the county or to the fund that may be hereafter prescribed by law for the solicitor's fee. The solicitor's fee shall be in an amount equal to all docket fees or court costs which are assessed upon an adjudication of guilt in a criminal case and distributed to the Fair Trial Tax Fund. Three dollars ($3) of each fee when collected may be retained by the clerk of the court as an administrative fee. The administrative fee collected by the circuit clerk shall be expended pursuant to subdivision (2) of Section 12-17-225.4.



(b) The solicitor's fee shall be collected in all criminal cases where the defendant is adjudged guilty, a bond forfeited, a penalty imposed, or where there is issued any alias or capias warrant of arrest. The solicitor's fee shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any other fees or costs. The solicitor's fee shall not be waived or remitted.



(c) The solicitor's fee shall be expended by the district attorney for the payment of any and all expenses incurred or for any legitimate law enforcement purpose.

(Act 2009-228, p. 406, §§1-3.)