Indiana Code Title 34. Civil Law and Procedure § 34-28-5-5

Sec. 5 . (a) A defendant against whom a judgment is entered is liable for costs.  Costs are part of the judgment and may not be suspended except under IC 9-30-3-12 .  Whenever a judgment is entered against a person for the commission of two (2) or more civil violations (infractions or ordinance violations), the court may waive the person's liability for costs for all but one (1) of the violations.  This subsection does not apply to judgments entered for violations constituting:

(1) Class D infractions;  or

(2) Class C infractions for unlawfully parking in a space reserved for a person with a physical disability under IC 5-16-9-5 or IC 5-16-9-8 .

(b) If a judgment is entered:

(1) for a violation constituting:

(A) a Class D infraction;  or

(B) a Class C infraction for unlawfully parking in a space reserved for a person with a physical disability under IC 5-16-9-5 or IC 5-16-9-8 ;  or

(2) in favor of the defendant in any case;

the defendant is not liable for costs.

(c) Except for costs, and except as provided in subsections (e) and (f) and IC 9-21-5-11(e) , the funds collected as judgments for violations of statutes defining infractions shall be deposited in the state general fund.

(d) A judgment may be entered against a defendant under this section or section 4 of this chapter upon a finding by the court that the defendant:

(1) violated:

(A) a statute defining an infraction;  or

(B) an ordinance;  or

(2) consents to entry of judgment for the plaintiff upon a pleading of nolo contendere for a moving traffic violation.

(e) The funds collected for an infraction judgment described in section 4(h) of this chapter shall be transferred to a dedicated county fund.  The money in the dedicated county fund does not revert to the county general fund or state general fund and may be used, after appropriation by the county fiscal body, only for the following purposes:

(1) To pay compensation of commissioners appointed under IC 33-33-49.

(2) To pay costs of the county's guardian ad litem program.

(f) The funds collected for an infraction judgment described in section 4(i) of this chapter shall be transferred to a dedicated toll revenue fund created as part of a project under IC 8-15.5-1-2(b)(4) .  The money in the fund does not revert to the county general fund or state general fund and may be used only to pay the cost of operating, maintaining, and repairing the tolling system for a project under IC 8-15.5-1-2(b)(4) , including major repairs, replacements, and improvements.


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