24.00.130   APPLICATION OF PERSONAL RECONIZANCE

 

This Personal Recognizance (PR) procedure applies only to persons arrested by the Bellevue Police Department pursuant to warrants issued by the Bellevue District Court.

 

PR Qualifying Conditions

 

Persons may only be released on PR Bond if they  meet all of the conditions set forth in the current Bellevue District Court Administrative Order addressing PR release.  A copy of this order is maintained in the holding facility and is also accessible on the Department “J drive.”   

 

If all the conditions are not met the person will not qualify for a PR.

 

If all conditions are met, a “personal recognizance form” will be obtained and completed.  All the information called for on the PR form must be obtained.  The defendant must sign the PR form and will be instructed to appear at Bellevue District Court at 9:00 AM on the Friday following his/her arrest. The PR form must be signed by a Lieutenant or above.  A copy of the signed PR form must be delivered by the Department to the Court by noon on the Thursday preceding the defendant’s Friday appearance date.

 

If the documents cannot be forwarded to the Court by 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, the defendant’s appearance date shall be set for the next Friday after the documents are filed with the Court.  If that Friday is a Court holiday, the appearance date shall be set for the following Monday at 9:00 a.m.

 

Clearing Warrants

 

Before attaching the original warrant to the PR form, the warrant must be cleared out of WACIC by Records staff.

 

Once the warrant is cleared from WACIC and the warrant is attached to the PR form, the warrant and PR form will be delivered to the Court as indicated above.

 

PR Non-Qualification

 

Warrants marked “Cash Bail Only” do not qualify for a personal recognizance bond.

 

Warrants marked “Cash Only - Failed to Pay Fine” do not qualify for a personal recognizance bond.

 

Warrants marked “Cash Only - Failed to Appear in Court” do not qualify for a personal recognizance bond.