Geneva County Increased Court Costs

Those found guilty may soon see increased court costs in one Wiregrass county.

At Monday's Geneva County Commission meeting, District Attorney Kirke Adams asked that a "fair trial tax fund" be established.

Adams says nearly two dozen counties statewide have such a fund.

Essentially, a surcharge of $16-dollars would be tacked on to the cost of a fine or court costs.

This would affect both misdemeanor and felony cases.

Adams asked the commission to consider the proposal before voting on the matter later this month.

The money could be used to purchase equipment for law enforcement.

“You don't understand how badly law enforcement needs this right now,” Adams said. “In fact, if approved, it'll help keep me from having to make staff cuts. And, for your information, I will not see a penny of it.”

Adams is also expected take the proposal before the Dale County Commission this week.

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