A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO RESTORE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' OFFICES, CLERKS OF COURT'S OFFICES, AND THE HIGHWAY PATROL TO FULL STAFFING LEVELS AND PROVIDE NECESSARY TRAINING AND OFFICER SAFETY TO JUSTICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THROUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMPLIANCE DISMISSAL FEE.
Enacts new GS 7A-304.1 creating an alternative to the payment of fines for a person charged for any of the motor-vehicle related offenses set forth in section (b). Accordingly, a person may elect to provide proof of compliance to the district attorney prior to or on the scheduled court appearance date and the district attorney may agree to voluntarily dismiss the case in exchange for the person's signed waiver of appearance and payment of a compliance dismissal fee of $50. This fee will be used to offset the costs incurred by the clerks' offices and district attorneys' in prosecuting those specified charges and to enhance training of all law enforcement and justice officers in North Carolina. Specifies the use of funds and the amounts to be allocated to support district attorneys' offices and clerks of superior court, for training justice and law enforcement offices, and maintaining the Highway Patrol at full staffing levels. Applies to compliance dismissals granted on or after July 1, 2013.
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