|Notice To Appear
Tampa Hillsborough Florida
Tampa Defense Attorney just researched Notices to Appear under Florida Law. Florida law allows police to issue a Notice to Appear for misdemeanors or violations of municipal or county ordinances instead of making an arrest. Failure to appear before the court can result in not more than the fine of the principal charge, jail up to the maximum sentence of imprisonment, and the court can punish for contempt of court. Types of Charges include: Possession of Alcohol; I have written before about Open Container Charges in Tampa, Florida.
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Chapter 901 ARRESTS
901.28 Notice to appear for misdemeanors or violations of municipal or county ordinances; effect on authority to conduct search. — The issuance of a notice to appear shall not be construed to affect a law enforcement officer’s authority to conduct an otherwise lawful search, as provided by law.
901.31 Failure to obey written promise to appear.—Any person who willfully fails to appear before any court or judicial officer as required by a written notice to appear shall be fined not more than the fine of the principal charge or imprisoned up to the maximum sentence of imprisonment of the principal charge, or both, regardless of the disposition of the charge upon which the person was originally arrested. Nothing in this section shall interfere with or prevent the court from exercising its power to punish for contempt.
Contempt of Court, 901.11, ADMIN007
|Contempt of Court
“Failure to appear as commanded by a summons without good cause is an indirect criminal contempt of court”
Contempt of Court
If you have been charged with ADMIN007 CONTEMPT OF COURT you can call a Tampa Contempt of Court Defense Attorney at 813-222-2220 and tell me your story.
Form Code: ADMIN007
Florida Statute: 901.11
Description: CONTEMPT OF COURT
ADMIN007 CONTEMPT OF COURT one of the most commonly charged offenses in Hillsborough County, Florida.
Title XLVII CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 901 ARRESTS
901.11 Effect of not answering summons.
Failure to appear as commanded by a summons without good cause is an indirect criminal contempt of court and may be punished by a fine of not more than $100. When a person fails to appear as commanded by a summons, the trial court judge shall issue a warrant. If the trial court judge acquires reason to believe that the person summoned will not appear as commanded after issuing a summons, the trial court judge may issue a warrant.