[Ord. No. 596, 1981; CC 2000 §11-207]
Failure to appear shall be unlawful. Failure to appear is willfully incurring a forfeiture of an appearance bond and failing to appear at the designated time by one who is charged with an ordinance violation, has been released on bond for appearance before the Municipal Court of this City for trial or other proceeding prior to conviction, or willfully incurring a forfeiture of an appearance bond and failing to surrender oneself within thirty (30) days after his/her conviction of a public offense has become final by one who has been released on an appearance bond by any court. Any person who is released upon his/her own recognizance, without surety or who fails to appear in response to a summons, traffic citation or order of the court shall be deemed a person released on bond for appearance within the meaning of this Section. Any person convicted of the offense of failure to appear pursuant to this Section shall be punished by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) or confined in the County Jail for not more than three (3) months, or both.
[Code 1987; CC 2000 §11-208]
Where a Municipal Court judgment against any person results in a fine and/or court costs only, the same shall be satisfied by paying the amount of such fine and/or court costs to the Municipal Court immediately on the rendition of judgment or at such time as the Municipal Judge shall determine.
It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully fail to pay any lawfully imposed fine for a violation of any law of the City within the time authorized by the court and without lawful excuse having been presented to the court on or before the date the fine is due. Such conduct constitutes a violation of this Article, regardless of the full payment of the fine after such time.