A. Uncontested Noncriminal Violations/Mail. The fees for court costs shall be incorporated into a bail schedule published by the City Manager or designee in accordance with the Ashland Municipal Code. The court costs shall be incorporated into the base fine amount in the bail schedule, resulting in a higher base fine for violation citations issued by the City Police and Code Compliance Officers.
B. Trials. The Court or Violations Bureau in a criminal action shall impose the fees for trial or default judgments, if applicable, only when a defendant is found guilty after a trial.
C. Other Fees and Charges. The Court shall impose all applicable fee(s) and charge(s) as set by resolution of the City Council, unless a waiver or reduction is granted in accordance with AMC 4.35.030 or applicable law. All applicable fees shall be reflected on any judgment or agreement.
D. The Court shall not impose fees or charges when the charge is dismissed upon a motion of the City Attorney, for whatever reason, including a plea bargain. For purposes of this section, fees and charges shall not include restitution to the victim for an offense dismissed by plea bargain. Routine motions to dismiss successfully completed diversions, deferred sentences, compromises, mediations, and like actions shall not cause such actions to be exempt from fees and charges under this section. (Ord. 3192 § 71, amended, 11/17/2020; Ord. 3041, added, 12/21/2010)