SPMIRLJ 3.5 Decision On Written Statements

(a-b) Reserved by state rule

(c) The court has adopted the local option for decisions on written statements, as provided in IRLJ 3.5(a).

  • (1) If a defendant elects to contest by written statement, the clerk shall notify the prosecuting authority, who may submit additional evidence for consideration. Any additional evidence must be received by the clerk no later than two days prior to the scheduled review. This rule does not authorize the Court to consider any evidence not specified in IRLJ 3.5(a). This notice requirement does not apply to: (i) infractions issued through the parking enforcement system or infractions issued through a photo enforcement system.
  • (2) If a defendant elects to contest by written statement, the case shall not be set for a prehearing pursuant to SPMIRLJ 2.6.

(Adopted Jan. 2, 2009; amended effective Sept. 1, 2012; amended effective Sept. 1, 2021; amended effective Sept. 1, 2023)

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