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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Summons to appear for a misdemeanor. Provides that in lieu of arresting a person who has allegedly committed a misdemeanor (other than a traffic misdemeanor) in a law enforcement officer's presence, the officer shall issue a summons and promise to appear unless the person: (1) has committed a violent misdemeanor offense that involves a victim or a weapon or involves an offense related to the impaired operation of a motor vehicle; (2) poses a safety risk to the person, the officer, or the public; or (3) has falsely identified the person to the officer. Provides, however, that the law enforcement Summons to appear for a misdemeanor. Provides that in lieu of arresting a person who has allegedly committed a misdemeanor (other than a traffic misdemeanor) in a law enforcement officer's presence, the officer shall issue a summons and promise to appear unless the person: (1) has committed a violent misdemeanor offense that involves a victim or a weapon or involves an offense related to the impaired operation of a motor vehicle; (2) poses a safety risk to the person, the officer, or the public; or (3) has falsely identified the person to the officer. Provides, however, that the law enforcement officer is not required to issue a summons if the person: (1) is subject to arrest for another offense; (2) has violated the terms of supervised release; or (3) has an outstanding warrant. Requires that the summons set forth substantially the nature of the offense and direct the person to appear before a court at a stated place and time not later than two business days after issuance of the summons. ... View more