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Collection of written off Nevada court fees

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Can a parole officer require the collection of court fees that have been written off by order of the court? I have attached a partial copy of one of the Orders.

 

If possible, please provide any citation to authority if possible.

 

Thanks!

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"Writing off" debts does not necessarily mean the debt is forgiven.  It is basically a bookkeeping function that removes the debt from the list of court assets.  However, the debt can still be collected, for instance, by collection agencies which purchase the debts for pennies on the dollar.  Of course, the order you posted only applies to public defender fees anyway.

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In NV, the state public defender submits accountings periodically to collect monies from the counties for services provided that the counties in turn have collected from the defendants.  Telling the PD to write if off doesn't mean that the county still can't collect the money.   Where the county deems the debt uncollectable, the debt is assigned to the state controller to collect on behalf of that county....

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