WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Florida has imposed numerous mandatory costs, fines and fees in criminal cases; and
WHEREAS, the mandatory costs, fines and fees vary significantly depending upon the nature of the particular case; and
WHEREAS, certain circumstances in individual cases may require the imposition of other mandatory costs, fines or fees; and
WHEREAS, the State Attorney and Public Defender are entitled to certain additional mandatory costs and fees; and
WHEREAS, counsel for the State and Defendant are in position to advise the court of the mandatory costs in each case; and,
WHEREAS, an order detailing the various costs, fines and fees that must be imposed, or may be imposed in certain circumstances, would facilitate compliance with these fines, costs and fees.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT:
ORDERED that pursuant to the authority vested in me as Chief Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit the various courts throughout the Third Judicial Circuit shall comply with the Florida Statutes requiring the imposition of fines, costs and fees.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the circuit courts throughout the circuit shall utilize a Circuit Court Charges, Costs, and Fines order consistent with each county’s court costs.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERE that the county courts throughout the circuit shall develop and utilize a County Court Charges, Costs, and Fines order that includes all mandatory monetary obligations.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Charges, Costs, and Fines order shall be completed by counsel and submitted with any negotiated plea agreement tendered to the court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the completed form shall be attached and incorporated into the judgment and sentence in each case.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this order shall supersede any other previous costs, fines or fee judgment and sentences.
DONE and ORDERED in Suwannee County, Florida, this 21st day of September, 2009.