Guilty people will have to fork over more money in court fees. At its Nov. 14 meeting, the Roane County
Commission passed a resolution authorizing the collection of a victims assistance assessment of $45. The resolution said the fee will apply to anyone who pleads guilty, is found guilty or enters a no contest plea.
The fee will not apply to crimes where the maximum punishment is a fine of less than $500 and no imprisonment. It also won’t apply to traffic offenses, except for DUI.