In any case in which an arrest is made pursuant to this chapter for an offense declared to be a misdemeanor, the arresting officer will, instead of taking the person arrested before a magistrate, follow the procedure prescribed by Cal. Penal Code §§ 853.6 et seq. (Chapter 5C of Title 3 of Part 2), unless the arrested person demands to be taken before a magistrate. The provisions of the Chapter 5C shall thereafter apply with reference to any proceeding based upon the issuance of a citation pursuant to Chapter 1.12 of this code. Except as otherwise provided by law, all provisions of law relating to misdemeanors shall apply to infractions including, but not limited to, powers of peace officers, jurisdiction of courts, periods for commencing action and for bringing a case to trial and burden of proof.
('86 Code, § 1.12.020) (Ord. 2805, passed  - - ; Am. Ord. 3935, passed  - - )