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Court Costs

State-legislated court costs provide funding for many services including:

  • Crime-Stoppers organizations
  • Breath alcohol testing programs
  • Training of police management personnel
  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Continuing legal education for judges and court personnel
  • Indigent defense
  • Compensation to victims of crime
  • State jury fund
  • State general fund

By City ordinance, this court also collects a local technology fund used to finance the purchase of or to maintain technological enhancements for the court and a local building security fund used to finance items for the purpose of security services for buildings housing a municipal court.