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Criminal Courts Lack Authority to Impose Fee Schedules for Costs

The Ohio Second District Court of Appeals vacated a trial court’s imposition of a post-confinement payment plan, holding that costs from a criminal action can only be collected through civil enforcement.

“Since costs from a criminal action can only be collected through civil enforcement mechanisms, the trial court erred when it ordered Ragland to remit the costs from his criminal action through the fee schedule it created and included in his judgment entry of conviction.”

 Read the full opinion here.



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