(A)   Proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with the State Constitution, state statutes, rules of the State Supreme Court and other applicable authorities. Proceedings shall also be conducted in accordance with the appropriate rules of court, unless otherwise prescribed.
   (B)   Proceedings shall be commenced by complaint or citation in the name of the state, setting forth the specific offense charged, including time, place, person and succinct statement of the incident facts.
   (C)   Proceedings after commencement may include initial appearance, arraignment, pretrial conference, pretrial hearings and other hearings authorized by law. Additional proceedings include issuance of arrest and search warrants, orders to show cause, injunctions against harassment and orders of protection.
(1976 Code, § 5-3)  (Ord. 619-14, passed 9-24-2014)