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19-4739. Contempt of court order for failing to appear after service of notice; bench warrant issued and served; appearance bond. If a person who is a resident of this state is charged with a violation of a county code or resolution and such person fails to appear after service of notice to appear, then the judge having jurisdiction to hear the complaint may apply in the district court of the county to cite the accused person with contempt of court and may issue or have issued a bench warrant compelling the accused person to appear before the court to plead upon the charge and the citation for contempt. Any law enforcement officer of any county or any city in this state may serve the bench warrant issued for the person and may collect from the person a cash appearance bond in the amount stated in the warrant upon the request of the law enforcement agency of the county in which the warrant was issued. Any appearance bond collected pursuant to this section shall be forwarded to the clerk of the court in the county in which the alleged violation was committed.

History: L. 1992, ch. 83, ยง 3; April 23.


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