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A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning criminal law and procedure.




Relates to appear for a misdemeanor,provides that in lieu of arresting a person who has allegedly committed a misdemeanor in a law enforcement officer’s presence, the officer shall issue a summons and promise to appear unless the person has committed a violent misdemeanor offense that involves a victim or a weapon or involves an offense related to the impaired operation of a motor vehicle, poses a safety risk to the person, the officer, or the public, or has falsely identified the person to the officer.