Jefferson 17th in court costs

CHARLES TOWN — Total court costs in Jefferson County were 17th highest in the state for fiscal year 2012.

Expenditures in the county came to almost $2.6 million, with the county circuit court costs totaling $1,234,932, magistrate court costs equaling, $797,818, and family court adding up to $555,869.

There were 1,087 cases filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court in 2011. Of those, 69.5 percent were civil cases, 18.5 percent were criminal cases, and 12 percent were juvenile cases.

Court filings increased 6.6 percent compared to 2010.


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