TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 26, 2019
Shelby County will officially discontinue the practice of charging juvenile detention costs to families, unless otherwise mandated by Tennessee law, the Commercial Appeal reports. The county will also waive all court fees for juveniles, as well as the $50 fee for public defenders and appointed attorneys in the majority of cases. In January 2018, the juvenile clerk's office was told to stop collecting the detention fee, though it remained in the official list of costs.