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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 decade ago

Who gets the money a convict is fined in court?

OK say a person is convicted and gets jail time and fined. What happens to the money he pays as fine. Who gets that money and on what basis do they decide the fine?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Depends on State law.

    In some States it goes into the general fund, in some it goes to the court system, in some it goes into a fund that is used for victim restitution.

    The judge decides the amount of the fine, within guidelines established by the government. How he decides is up to him.

    Richard

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Court, so if it is State level then the State, if it is a Federal crime then the Feds. It goes to pay for the law enforcement costs that it took to bring the person to justice.

  • 1 decade ago

    The money goes to the government as a toll and they choose the size of the fine by the size of the crime

  • 1 decade ago

    It goes in to the general fund of the government that imposed the fine. So if it is municipal court, the fine goes to the city.

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  • 1 decade ago

    in Wyo, USA, fines and court costs go to the school system. The judge decides on the amount within the statute, depending on how egregious the crime is, remose??? etc

  • 1 decade ago

    It goes into the "system". It is called federal money. It goes into the same pool of money that taxpayers pay. If it is restitution, then it goes to the person or company or institution that it was stolen from.

  • 1 decade ago

    Goes to the government that fined the person. Seems like it should go to the victim....but that would make too much sense.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    city or county....which is then split up to pay cops, firemen, etc.

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