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21-6611. Fines; crimes committed on or after July 1, 1993. (a) A person who has been convicted of a felony may, in addition to the sentence authorized by law, be ordered to pay a fine which shall be fixed by the court as follows:

(1) For any off-grid felony crime, or any felony ranked in severity level 1 of the drug grid committed prior to July 1, 2012, or in severity levels 1 or 2 of the drug grid committed on or after July 1, 2012, as provided in K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 21-6805, and amendments thereto, a sum not exceeding $500,000;

(2) for any felony ranked in severity levels 1 through 5 of the nondrug grid as provided in K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 21-6804, and amendments thereto, or in severity levels 2 or 3 of the drug grid committed prior to July 1, 2012, or in severity levels 3 or 4 of the drug grid committed on or after July 1, 2012, as provided in K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 21-6805, and amendments thereto, a sum not exceeding $300,000; and

(3) for any felony ranked in severity levels 6 through 10 of the nondrug grid as provided in K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 21-6804, and amendments thereto, or in severity level 4 of the drug grid committed prior to July 1, 2012, or in severity level 5 of the drug grid committed on or after July 1, 2012, as provided in K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 21-6805, and amendments thereto, a sum not exceeding $100,000.

(b) A person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor, in addition to or instead of the imprisonment authorized by law, may be sentenced to pay a fine which shall be fixed by the court as follows:

(1) For a class A misdemeanor, a sum not exceeding $2,500;

(2) for a class B misdemeanor, a sum not exceeding $1,000;

(3) for a class C misdemeanor, a sum not exceeding $500; and

(4) for an unclassified misdemeanor, any sum authorized by the statute that defines the crime. If no penalty is provided in such law, the fine shall not exceed the fine provided herein for a class C misdemeanor.

(c) As an alternative to any of the above fines, the fine imposed may be fixed at any greater sum not exceeding double the pecuniary gain derived from the crime by the offender.

(d) A person who has been convicted of a traffic infraction may be sentenced to pay a fine which shall be fixed by the court, not exceeding $500.

(e) A person who has been convicted of a cigarette or tobacco infraction shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $25.

(f) The provisions of this section shall apply to crimes committed on or after July 1, 1993.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, § 251; L. 2012, ch. 150, § 31; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

21-4503a.


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