SLCrRLJ 2.5 ISSUANCE OF BENCH WARRANTS The Court Administrator or Lead Clerk is authorized to sign and issue warrants in the following cases: (a) FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER SIGNED PROMISE TO APPEAR: When a defendant has failed to appear either in person or by a lawyer in answer to a citation and notice, or an order of the court, upon which the defendant has signed a notice to appear. In the event defendant's appearance is mandated by statute, defendant must appear personally. (b) FAILURE TO APPEAR IN RESPONSE TO A SUMMONS: When a summons has been issued after authorization of a Judge, and determination by a Judge has been made that probable cause exists that the defendant has committed the crime alleged, and the defendant fails to appear in person or by a lawyer. In the event defendant's appearance is mandated by statute, defendant must appear personally. (c) FAILURE TO APPEAR IN RESPONSE TO A NOTICE: In any case where a defendant fails to appear in person or by a lawyer after notice directing the defendant to appear has been sent to the defendant at the defendant's last address which appears in the court file. (d) FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER RELEASE ON RECOGNIZANCE OR ON BAIL: When a defendant fails to appear after posting bail, or release on recognizance in any case designated as a "MANDATORY APPEARANCE" case by local rule. (e) FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PROBATION VIOLATION HEARING: When, after a probation violation hearing, an order has been signed by a Judge directing the defendant to perform certain terms or meet specified conditions or appear, and when there is no evidence in the file that the directed terms and conditions have been satisfied, and the defendant, after signing the order, fails to appear at the time directed in the order. [Adopted effective September 1, 1999]
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