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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 938
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F.S. 938.13
938.13 Misdemeanor convictions involving drugs or alcohol.
(1)(a) When any person, on or after October 1, 1988, is found guilty of any misdemeanor under the laws of this state in which the unlawful use of drugs or alcohol is involved, there shall be imposed an additional cost in the case, in addition to any other cost required to be imposed by law, in the sum of $15. Under no condition shall a political subdivision be held liable for the payment of such sum.
(b) The clerk of the court shall collect the $15 and forward $14 thereof to the jurisdictional county of collection as described in s. 893.165(2) to be deposited to the credit of the County Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Trust Fund for allocation to local substance abuse programs under s. 893.165. The clerk shall retain the remaining $1 of each $15 collected as a service charge of the clerk’s office.
(2) The costs imposed by this section apply only in each county in which the board of county commissioners has adopted an ordinance which requires the collection of such costs.
History.s. 47, ch. 88-337; s. 42, ch. 93-39; s. 1, ch. 97-208; s. 12, ch. 97-271.
Note.Former s. 939.017.