Court Cost Increase in NC

Published November 18th, 2014

Well, they have done it again. Court costs have now increased to $170 for infraction cases, and 172 for criminal cases. The state gave no notice of this. The clerk of court was told on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 to increase the court costs by this dramatic amount effective Friday, July 1, 2011. Several other chages also came about as a result of this midnight hour bill. I will go into more of those in future posts. There are several problems with these new changes, many of an “unconstitutional” nature. But, that is what seems to happen when there are very few lawyers in the legislature, the lawmaking body. They pass laws without having the knowledge to realize the laws they pass are illegal. Make sense?