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2006 Florida Statutes

Community service alternative to fine; fine disposal.
Section 948.0345, Florida Statutes 2006

948.0345  Community service alternative to fine; fine disposal.--Fines imposed pursuant to s. 948.034(1) and (2) shall be disposed of pursuant to s. 938.23(2). If the court finds that an offender is financially unable to pay all or part of the fine, the court may order the offender to perform community service for a specified additional period of time in lieu of payment of that portion of the fine which the court determines the offender is unable to pay. The court shall take into consideration the amount of the unpaid portion of the fine and the reasonable value of the services; however, the court shall not compute the reasonable value of services at a rate less than the federal minimum wage at the time of placing the offender on probation.

History.--s. 6, ch. 93-59; s. 45, ch. 97-271.