Under existing law, when a person is cited for a nonfelony traffic infraction, the arresting law enforcement officer issues and files with the court a Uniform Traffic Ticket and Complaint or an approved electronic version of the ticket and serves upon the person a notice to appear. The person may plead guilty by appearing before the court and paying the fine, by signing and mailing the ticket to the court with the cost of the fine, or by paying the amount of the fine electronically
The person may also plead not guilty by appearing before the court as provided in the notice to appear
This bill would provide that if a person who is issued a citation for a nonfelony traffic infraction appears before a court as provided in the notice to appear and pleads not guilty, and the law enforcement officer who issued the citation fails to appear before the court, the court is required to order the case dismissed with prejudice
Relating to criminal procedure; to provide for the dismissal of nonfelony traffic infractions under certain conditions.
|February 10, 2021||S||Pending third reading on day 6 Favorable from Judiciary|
|February 10, 2021||S||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|February 4, 2021||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Judiciary|
|Hearing||February 10, 2021||Room 325 Adjustments made/Added on SB210 at 08:30||Senate JUDY Hearing|