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The officer shall, as soon as practicable, file the duplicate notice and underlying police reports in support of the charge or charges with the prosecuting attorney. Within twenty-five (25) days from the time of arrest the prosecutor, within his or her discretion, may initiate prosecution by filing the notice or a formal complaint with the magistrate specified therein. If the prosecution is not to be initiated, the prosecutor shall send notice to the person arrested at the address on the notice to appear. Thereupon the magistrate may fix the amount of bail which, in his or her judgment, in accordance with the provisions of Section 1275 of the Penal Code, will be reasonable and sufficient for the appearance of the defendant and shall indorse upon the notice a statement signed by him or her in the form set forth in Section 815a of the Penal Code. The defendant may, prior to the date upon which he or she promised to appear in court, deposit with the magistrate the amount of bail thus set. Thereafter, at the time when the case is called for arraignment before the magistrate, if the defendant shall not appear, either in person or by counsel, the magistrate may declare the bail forfeited, and may in his or her discretion order that no further proceedings shall be had in such case.
(Ord. 791-2010 (part), 2010)