25.2031 Appearance of offenders before violations bureau.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 25.2031]

Any person charged with a public health offense may appear before the violations bureau in person before the close of business hours and within 7 business days from the date of the service of the summons and, upon signing a plea of guilty and waiver of trial, pay the fine for the offense charged. Prior to this plea, waiver and payment, he shall be informed of his right to appear before the District Court, that his signature to a plea of guilty will have the same force and effect as a judgment of that court, and that the record of conviction will be sent to the District Court.

History: 1972, PL 12—44 § 8; amd 1979, PL 16-53 § 54.

Amendments: 1979 Substituted “public health offense” for “offense subject to the jurisdiction of the public health court”, substituted “violations bureau” for “violations clerk”, added “before the close of business hours and within 7 business days from the date of the service of the summons”, substituted “District Court” for “public health clerk”, and substituted “District Court” for “Treasurer” at the end of section.

Amendments: Substituted “violations bureau’ for “violations clerk” and “district court” for “Chief Justice”.