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22-2818. Traffic violations; failure to appear, service of warrant and collection of bond. (a) If a person who is a resident of this state is charged with a misdemeanor or a violation of a traffic resolution of a county in this state and such person fails to appear after service of notice to appear, any law enforcement officer of any county or city of the 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 request of the law enforcement agency of the city or county in which the warrant was issued. In the event the violator waives actual in hand service of the bench warrant and the officer has verified by telecommunication that the bench warrant is in the actual possession of the law enforcement authorities of the jurisdiction issuing the same, the officer making the arrest may collect the appearance bond without actual in hand service of the bench warrant.

(b) Any appearance bond collected pursuant to this section shall be forwarded forthwith to the clerk of the district court of the judicial district in which the charge against the person is filed.

(c) As used in this section:

(1) "Highway," "street," "traffic" and "vehicle" have the meanings provided by article 14 of chapter 8 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated.

(2) "Traffic resolution" means any resolution relating to the regulation of traffic on streets and highways or the operation of vehicles.

(d) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas code of criminal procedure.

History: L. 1981, ch. 150, ยง 2; July 1.


1. Section provides an alternative procedure to that of K.S.A. 22-2901; action involving arrest under K.S.A. 22-2401(b). State v. Flummerfelt, 235 Kan. 609, 617, 684 P.2d 363 (1984).

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