Chapter 10.24

10.24.000    Chapter Contents


10.24.010    Issuance of arrest warrant for noncompliance with prior notice.

10.24.020    Disposition of fines or forfeitures.

10.24.030    Misconduct of public officials.

10.24.040    Violation-- Penalty.

10.24.050    Infractions.

10.24.010 Issuance of arrest warrant for noncompliance with prior notice

For any traffic offense deemed to be a misdemeanor by RCW 46.63.030, failure of any person to comply with a notice given to such person, failure to appear pursuant to a summons directing an appearance in the police court, or failure to deposit bail as required and within the time permitted by ordinance, shall result in the issuance of a complaint by the court clerk against said person and the execution by the judge of a warrant for his or her arrest.

(Ord. 4482 §7, 1984; Ord. 2727 §114, 1951).

10.24.020 Disposition of fines or forfeitures

All fines or forfeitures collected upon conviction or upon the forfeiture of bail of any person charged with the violation of any of the provisions of this division shall be paid into the general fund of the city.

(Ord. 3985 §6, 1976).

10.24.030 Misconduct of public officials

Error, refusal, or neglect on the part of any judicial or other officer or employee receiving or having custody of any such fine or forfeiture of bail, either before or after a deposit in the general fund, to comply with the provisions of Section 10.24.020 shall constitute misconduct in office and shall be grounds for removal therefrom or other disciplinary action.

(Ord. 4227 §2, 1980; Ord. 3985 §7, 1976).

10.24.040 Violation -- Penalty

Unless another penalty is expressly provided by law in the Model Traffic Ordinance or in the statutes that are adopted by reference therein, any violation of this title or the Model Traffic Ordinance which has not been decriminalized by RCW 46.63.020 or of a traffic-control device authorized in this title shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by imposition of a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars and/or ninety days in jail.

(Ord. 5166 §1, 1991; Ord. 4482 §9, 1984; Ord. 3985 §5, 1976)

10.24.050 Infractions

Failure to perform any act required or the performance of any act prohibited by Chapters 10.04 through 10.36 of this code or by the provisions of the Model Traffic Ordinance adopted by Section 10.04.010 of this code shall constitute a traffic infraction, governed by the provisions of RCW Chapter 46.63; provided that violation of those sections and chapters of RCW Chapter 46 not decriminalized by RCW 46.63.020 shall remain criminal violations and punishable as such.

(Ord. 4482 §8, 1984).