Why does an interpreter, who is a participant in a criminal case, appear on the ORDA screen?
All IN-type participants on a case are listed on the Order Add (ORDA) screen. This means that an interpreter who is added to a case as an IN-type person and participant would show on ORDA. When issuing an order on ORDA, record a Decision only for the parties named in the order. Leave the Decision field blank for any party not named in the order; this would include an interpreter, witness, restitution recipient, payer, or any other IN-type of person associated with the case.
The decision code "D" (denied) is used only in Protection-type Orders when a party is named in the order and denied protection. This Decision code is not valid in criminal No Contact Orders.
- When you press F10 to complete the processing of an order but have not recorded a decision for all parties, the system issues a warning message "More parties available for order(s) or press PF12 to exit."
- The correct response to this message in this situation is to press PF12.
- The system gives another message "Press PF12 again to discard current changes."
- Press PF12 again.
- The system takes you out of the ORDA screen. Your order is processed and includes only the parties with a decision recorded.
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