Section 12-19-172

Schedule and distribution of fees - Municipal ordinance cases in circuit and district courts.

(a) The following docket fees shall be collected for municipal ordinance cases in the district court:

(1) Traffic infraction $92.00
(2) Issuance of alias writ20.00
(3) Other ordinance violations 117.00
(4) Bond forfeiture 65.00

(b) Effective October 1, 2000, the docket fee in municipal ordinance cases in district and circuit courts shall be increased by five dollars ($5) and the additional fee shall be deposited into the Fair Trial Tax Fund.

(c) On appeals de novo to the circuit court, the docket fees in municipal ordinance cases shall be the same as those collected for misdemeanor cases.

(d) In addition to the fees now authorized by law, an additional fee of thirty dollars ($30) shall be assessed in municipal courts upon conviction of a municipal ordinance violation, excluding parking violations. The fees shall be distributed as follows: Nine dollars ($9) to the Fair Trial Tax Fund; two dollars ($2) to the municipal general fund; three dollars ($3) to the Advanced Technology and Data Exchange Fund; and sixteen dollars ($16) to the State General Fund. These fees shall be collected by the court clerk and remitted monthly in accordance with Rule 4 of the Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration. The two dollars ($2) which is distributed to the municipal general fund shall be used only for equipment, training, and certification of municipal court officials and employees and the fees shall not supplant existing funds designated by municipalities for equipment, education, and training of court personnel.

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §16-122; Acts 1980, No. 80-634, p. 1198, §2; Acts 1983, No. 83-744, p. 1225, §7; Acts 1987, No. 87-405, p. 575, §7; Acts 1991, No. 91-438, §2; Acts 1991, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 91-824, p. 224, §2; Acts 1992, No. 92-227, p. 562, §1; Act 99-427, p. 759, §1.)