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19-4718. Appearance of accused person. (a) The judge may compel the appearance of an accused person. Upon verified application of the attorney prosecuting any complaint or upon a finding of cause by the court that any accused person has or will fail to appear on any summons and notice to appear, the judge may:

(1) Issue an order to appear in the manner provided in K.S.A. 19-4715, and amendments thereto, for notices to appear, which shall then be punishable by a contempt citation should the person fail to comply with the order;

(2) order the posting of an appearance bond in the manner provided under K.S.A. 12-4301 et seq., and amendments thereto; or

(3) issue a bench warrant compelling the appearance of the accused person before the court.

(b) In addition to the procedures provided in K.S.A. 19-4716, and amendments thereto, the judge, upon request, may permit appearance, pleas and satisfaction of the judgment and sentence of the court by counsel or by mail.

History: L. 1988, ch. 102, § 22; L. 1992, ch. 83, § 1; April 23.


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