[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Warren County 6-18-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 6-19-2007; 8-18-2020]
Effective September 1, 2020 and thereafter, there shall be assessed a sum of $20 as part of the costs in each criminal or traffic case in the Circuit Court, the General District Court or the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court in which the defendant is convicted of a violation of any state statute or County ordinance. The assessment shall be collected by the clerk of the court in which the case is heard, remitted to the treasurer of the county and held by such treasurer to be appropriated by the governing body to the sheriff's office. The assessment shall be used solely for the funding of courthouse security personnel, and, if requested by the sheriff, equipment and other personal property used in connection with courthouse security.
This assessment shall be collected by the Clerk of the court in which the conviction occurs, remitted to the Treasurer of Warren County, and held by the Treasurer subject to appropriation by the Board of Supervisors to the Sheriff's Office for the funding of courthouse security personnel, equipment and other personal property used in connection with courthouse security.
The assessment provided for herein shall be in addition to all other costs prescribed by law for criminal and traffic cases.
There shall be assessed a processing fee of $25 as part of the court costs to any individual admitted to the County or regional jails following conviction.
This processing fee shall be collected by the Clerk of the court in which the conviction occurs, deposited into the account of the Treasurer, and held by the Treasurer subject to appropriation by the Board of Supervisors to be used by the Sheriff's office to defray the costs of processing arrested persons into local or regional jails.
[Added 7-21-2015; 11-20-2018]
Effective August 1, 2015, and thereafter, there is hereby imposed, in addition to any other fees prescribed by law, the sum of $5 in each criminal and traffic case in which the defendant is charged with a violation of any statute of the commonwealth or any ordinance of the County filed in the District Court and the Circuit Court. The Clerk of the court in which the action is filed shall collect the assessment and remit it to the County Treasurer. The County Treasurer, subject to appropriation by the Board of Supervisors, shall disburse such funds in accordance with Virginia Code § 17.1-279.1. The assessment shall be used solely to fund software, hardware, and associated equipment costs for the implementation and maintenance of an electronic summons system.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also stated that it shall take effect 12-1-2018.