May a justice court judge suspend part of the minimum fine/forfeiture of hunting privileges under Mississippi Code Section 49-7-95, which prohibits “headlighting” deer, if the charge is dismissed pursuant to Section 99-15-26(b)(2) and 99-15-26(b)(4)?

A Since the charge was dismissed, there is no fine levied. The fine only attaches pursuant to a conviction under Section 49-7-95. Section 99-15-26, the nonadjudication statute, provides for the imposition of a fine, but the fine is discretionary. If the individual is convicted of the charge of “headlighting” deer, the court may not suspend the fine pursuant to Section 99-19-25. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Odom, June 24, 2016)