SB 1610 doubles a variety of fees that are assessed in criminal cases. The new fee amounts are as follows:
- Traffic case for each offense (other than DUI) – $20
- Misdemeanor case for each offense – $30
- Misdemeanor DUI offense – $30
- Felony case for each offense – $50
- Felony DUI offense – $50
- Each juvenile case – $30
The sad thing is that most people didn’t have the money to pay the original fees. The higher fees will make it even more likely that people will be dragged back into court for not complying with the terms of their plea agreement.
This law took effect on November 1, 2016.
SB 1610 – http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2015-16%20ENR/SB/SB1610%20ENR.PDF
Codified at 28 OS § 153 – http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=76795