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487.29 Misdemeanor offenses.

A person who receives a misdemeanor citation shall proceed as follows:

(a) If a fine for the violation may be paid at the bureau without appearance before a judge, the person charged may pay the fine in person or by mail to the bureau within the time specified. The payment of the fine shall be deemed to be the entry of a plea of guilty to the violation charged and the plea of guilty and waiver on the reverse side of the misdemeanor citation shall be signed by the person charged.

(b) When a fine is not paid, the person charged must appear before the court at the time specified in the citation. If appearance before a misdemeanor bureau is designated in the citation, the person charged must appear within the time specified in the citation and arrange a date for arraignment in the county court.

HIST: 1971 c 951 s 29; 1973 c 679 s 28; 1979 c 233 s 15