City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 10
Chapter 10.07
Section 10.07.085

Title 10 Regulation of Activities

Division I. Penal Code

Chapter 10.07 Offenses Against Governmental Operation

Section 10.07.085 Bail Jumping
  1. Any person having been released by court order or admitted to bail with knowledge of the requirement of a subsequent personal appearance before any court of this state, or of the requirement to report to a correctional facility for service of sentence, and who fails to appear or who fails to surrender for service of sentence as required is guilty of bail jumping.
  2. It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution under this section that uncontrollable circumstances prevented the person from appearing or surrendering, and that the person did not contribute to the creation of such circumstances in reckless disregard of the requirement to appear or surrender, and that the person appeared or surrendered as soon as such circumstances ceased to exist.
  3. Bail jumping is a misdemeanor if the person was held for, charged with or convicted of a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor.

Date Passed: Monday, June 6, 2011

Effective Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011

ORD C34735 Section 2