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(A) Prior to the date upon which a defendant promised to appear, or prior to the expiration of any lawful continuance of that date, or upon receipt of information that an action has been filed and prior to the scheduled court date, the defendant may deposit bail with the magistrate or the Director of Finance.
(B) A deposit of bail or a penalty under this chapter may be by a personal check meeting the criteria established in accordance with division (C) hereof.
(C) The City Council, by resolution, shall adopt a written policy governing the acceptance of personal checks in payment of bail or penalty deposits. The policy shall permit clerks and other appropriate officers to accept personal checks under conditions which tend to assure the validity of the checks.
(D) The written policy governing the acceptance of personal checks adopted pursuant to division (C) above shall provide that the payee of the deposit made by personal check shall be the city.
('86 Code, § 11.38.190) (Ord. 4236, passed - - )