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A. Authority: The City police or any peace officer, in lieu of taking a person into custody, or any public official charged with the enforcement of laws of this City, may issue and deliver a citation requiring any person subject to arrest or prosecution on a misdemeanor charge to appear at the Court of the Magistrate before whom the person could be taken pursuant to law if the person had been arrested. (1998 Code § 13-10-1-08)
B. Court Appearance; Time; Failure To Appear: Utah Code Annotated section 77-7-19, is incorporated herein by reference. (1998 Code § 13-10-1-09)
C. Citation Contents:
1. If a citation is issued pursuant to subsection A of this Section, the peace officer or public official shall issue one copy to the person cited and shall within five (5) days file a duplicate copy with the court specified in the citation.
2. Utah Code Annotated section 77-7-20(2), is adopted by reference. (1998 Code § 13-10-1-10)
D. Citation In Lieu Of Complaint; Exceptions: Utah Code Annotated section 77-7-21, is adopted by reference, except, the reference to section 77-7-18 is amended to read "subsection A of this Section". (1998 Code § 13-10-1-11)
E. Wilfully Failing To Appear; Misdemeanor: Any person who wilfully fails to appear before a court pursuant to a citation issued under the provisions of subsection A of this Section is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor, regardless of the disposition of the charge upon which he was originally cited, and shall be subject to penalty as provided in Section 1-4-1 of this Code. (1998 Code § 13-10-1-12; amd. 2000 Code)