Oklahoma SB 340: Options for repayment of fines and costs

Defendants who willfully fail to pay fines and fees following a conviction for a city ordinance violation will be ordered to serve time in jail, a city farm, or a workhouse for at least one day. For each day the person is in custody, $25 will be credited to their debt (or $50, if they perform “useful labor”).

For individuals who are unable to pay their fines and fees, their total debt may be cited and entered into the district court judgement docket. A judge may also replace fines and fees with court-ordered community service (credited at a minimum rate of at least federal minimum wage), if community service doesn’t cause undue hardship.

You can read the full text of SB 340 here. 

David Holt
SB 340