How do I enter charges in the alternative on the SCOMIS Charge Screen?

For entries of charges in the alternative:
If recording "or in the alternative charges," the charge needs to be recorded as in the following screen example. If the defendant was convicted of the Malicious Mischief in the third-Degree charge, then the two RCWs should be switched so the charge the person was convicted of is on the first line where the Result Code is entered:

Alternative Charges Screen

It is very important to review the RCW description that displays after entering the charge. Per the 2004 RCW Code revisions, many sub-paragraph references were switched from gross misdemeanors to felonies. If you find the RCW is rejected or displays incorrectly, please refer to C.

RN id: 1454