Seventh Circuit Upholds $30 Booking Fee For Being Arrested By Orin Kerr on January 8, 2014 4:43 pm The decision is here, with a vigorous dissent by Judge Hamilton. Hat tip: Mike Scarcella. UPDATE: Exchange from comments: Nick: So if Mr. Markadonatos had refused to pay the booking fee, would [he] have been refused booking?Miles: No. He would have been arrested again for violating the ordinance. Another $30.