Rule 30. Citations; applicable offenses and procedures; bail.

(a) A citation issued pursuant to Section78A-6-603 shall be sufficient to invoke the jurisdiction of the court in any offense listed in that section.

(b) Procedure. Whenever a citation is issued pursuant to Section 78A-6-603, a copy of the citation filed with the court may be used in lieu of a petition upon which the minor may appear and admit the offense, upon which the court may make a disposition, or upon which the court may accept bail in lieu of appearance. If the minor fails to appear on a citation or fails to tender the fine as bail in cases where bail is permitted in lieu of appearance, a petition or order to show cause may be filed and further proceedings held as provided in these rules.

(c) Where a citation has been filed with the court for an offense, the minor cited shall be allowed to post bail without further court appearance except as provided in this rule.

(d) The bail amount for each such offense shall be included in a written notice of bailable offenses in accordance with the bail/fine schedule approved by the Judicial Council. The bail amount may immediately be forfeited as a fine and shall be deemed a conviction of the offense charged if the notice has been given to the cited minor and the notice advises the minor and the minor's parent, guardian or custodian that payment of the fine constitutes an admission of guilt.

(e) A juvenile court district may, or where required by statute shall, designate repeat offenses for which an appearance or additional bail is required.

Advisory Committee Notes