What changes to Court Rule CrRLJ 3.2 effect the courts?

On June 3, 2010, the Supreme Court adopted changes to the court rule (CrRLJ 3.2) concerning bail forfeiture. Beginning July 1, 2012, criminal offenses can no longer be resolved by bail forfeiture and all criminal violations require a mandatory court appearance.

To implement the court rule change both the Finding/Judgment Code and Result Code of "BF" (Bail Forfeiture) will be end dated in JIS and SCOMIS.  Effective July 1, 2012, courts should not use this code for criminal charges with a violation date of July 1, 2012, or later.

The JIS Online Manuals have been updated to reflect the changes in the codes as well as the additional process changes for the courts of limited jurisdiction.

For more details on the changes, see also:


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