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Fines and Fees in Colorado’s Criminal Justice System

Courts & Judicial
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Individuals convicted of criminal offenses are typically required by the court to pay associated fines, fees, and surcharges.  This memorandum provides an overview of the fines and fees that are imposed upon a criminal conviction in Colorado, including those financial obligations that support supervision and incarceration.  The collection and distribution of funds is also covered.  

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