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RULE CR58.1 PAYMENT OF A FIXED SUM IN LIEU OF APPEARANCE IN CERTAIN PETTY OFFENSE CASES

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A person charged in this district with the commission of specified petty offenses may pay a fixed sum to the clerk of this court in lieu of appearance before a judge or a magistrate judge. For the purposes of this rule, the Central Violations Bureau for the Tenth Circuit may act as agent for the clerk of the court. Payment of the fixed sum to the clerk signifies that the person charged with the petty offense does not contest the charge nor request a trial, and is tantamount to the entry of a plea of guilty. The amount so paid must be forfeited to the United States of America.

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NOTE: The following categories of alleged offenders must appear for trial:

(a) Persons charged with any offense not listed in the standing order.

(b) Persons charged with an offense resulting in personal injury, death, or property damage in excess of $100.

(c) Persons charged with any listed offense may be required to appear before a judge or magistrate judge if in the opinion of the law enforcement officer the circumstances surrounding the alleged offense are aggravated.

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