Court costs on the rise in North Carolina

Reported by Lynda Figueredo - bio|email
Posted by Heather Setzler - bio|email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - It now costs more to go to court in North Carolina.  Court fees across the state went up on the first of the month.

According to the state budget office the new increases are expected to generate $47-million the first year and $52-million the following year.

Criminal court costs went up the most. Now, if you miss your court date you have to pay $200.  If you need a criminal background check you'll have to pay $10 more.

For more information about the new court costs, click here.

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