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Rule 4-701.? Failureto Appear.


To establisha procedure for handling cases in which the defendant fails to appear and failsto forfeit bail.


This ruleshall apply to cases in which the defendant?s appearance is not required.

Statement of the Rule:

(1)       Whena case is filed, the clerk may mail to the defendant a notice indicating thebail amount. If the defendant fails to appear or forfeit the bail amount withinfourteen days after receiving a citation, the clerkmay increase the bail amount by $50 and mail the defendant a delinquencynotice.

(2)       Ifthe defendant fails to appear or forfeit the bail amount within forty daysafter receiving a citation, the court may increase the bail amount by $75 andissue a warrant for failure to appear.

(3)       Ifthe defendant is a juvenile, the court may issue a bench warrant or order totake the defendant into custody. If a bench warrant is issued, a specialdesignation or "flag" shall be placed on the warrant indicating thatthe defendant is a juvenile.

(4)       Ifa minor fails to appear in juvenile court on a charge which would constitute aninfraction if committed by an adult:

(4)(A)       Thecourt shall not issue an Order for Detention.

(4)(B)       Thecourt may authorize the probation department to file an order to show cause.

Effective November 1, 2018