RULE 12 PAYMENT OF FINES AND PENALTIES 1) Infractions. Any person who has been served with a notice of infraction and who desires to use option (1) as provided in IRLJ 2.4(b)(1), may arrange time payments on the monetary penalty according to the policy then in force. Infraction penalties imposed shall be paid at the conclusion of any requested hearing unless payments are authorized by the Judge/Commissioner. 2) Attorney and Jury Fees - Reimbursement. The Court may require partial or full reimbursement to the City for the cost of court appointed counsel, interpreters, and/or jury fees from those defendants the Court finds able to pay such. 3) Jail Costs - Reimbursement. The Court may require partial or full reimbursement to the City for the cost of jail time, as set by the Whatcom County Sheriff's Department, from those defendants the Court finds are able to pay the same. 4) Revocation of Probation or Imposition of Suspended Jail Time and/or Fines. Probation shall be revoked and previously suspended jail time and/or fines may be imposed for willful failure to pay fines. Any defendant unable to make fine payments in a timely manner shall request judicial review on or before the date such payment is due. Failure to request such a hearing shall be prima facie evidence of a willful failure to pay. Defendants who cannot pay fines and/or costs assessed shall request community service as an alternative to monetary payments.
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