Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1949 NO. 168 > Nov 25 1949

1. When a justice of the peace assesses the minimum fine and suspends a portion, the county should retain one half of the fine actually collected and remit one half to the state treasury.2. The court has authority to suspend any portion of the minimum fine.3. The court may set bail at less than the minimum fined.