TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 13, 2015

A new $5 fee for Knox County Criminal Court cases won approval from the state Senate and is expected to go to a vote in the state House this week, Knoxnews reports. If signed by the governor, then the Knox County Commission would have to vote whether to implement the fee. Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond proposed the fee to help pay the costs of operating the Fourth Circuit Court. Those opposed to the idea say it would disproportionately hurt the poor in Knox County.