Section 12-19-250

Imposition; assessment, collection.

(a) There shall be levied and imposed a tax in the amount of sixteen dollars ($16), to be called the "fair trial tax," in each and every criminal case in any municipal court.

(b) The fee shall be automatically assessed in each case upon conviction or adjudication and shall be collected as other costs are collected.

(c) The fees charged and collected in the municipal courts pursuant to this section shall be distributed in accordance with Section 12-19-251.1.

(Acts 1965, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 60, p. 85, §1; Acts 1971, No. 2421, p. 3853; Act 99-427, p. 759, §1.)