§2488.77. Collection of fines, forfeitures, penalties, and costs
A. The city judge, or any other officer of the city court designated by the city judge,
shall collect all fines, forfeitures, penalties, and costs, and all funds so collected, excluding
costs, shall be paid into the town treasury of the town of Breaux Bridge when the prosecution
is on behalf of the town, and into the parish treasury of the St. Martin Parish police jury
general fund when the prosecution is on behalf of the state or the parish.
B. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section to the contrary, thirty percent
of the funds collected by the city court of Breaux Bridge pursuant to the provisions of R.S.
15:168(B) may be deposited into a special fund created for this purpose. The fund shall be
referred to as the Breaux Bridge Indigent Defender Fund.
C. The Breaux Bridge Indigent Defender Fund Board shall manage and oversee
funds remitted to the Breaux Bridge Indigent Defender Fund and shall consist of three
members residing in the Breaux Bridge City Court district and shall be composed of the
(1) One member appointed by the city council of Breaux Bridge.
(2) One member appointed by the St. Martin Parish Council.
(3) One member appointed by the legislative delegation from nominees from the
Louis A. Martinet Legal Society.
Added by Acts 1974, No. 647, §1; Acts 1985, No. 959, §1; Acts 2016, No. 638, §1;
Acts 2017, No. 99, §1.