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Montana Mont. Code Ann. § 3-1-511 Procedure--contempt committed in presence of court
When a contempt is committed in the immediate view and presence of the court or judge at chambers and the contemptuous conduct requires immediate action in order to restore order,
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maintain the dignity or authority of the court, or prevent delay, it may be punished summarily. An order must be made reciting the facts that occurred in the judge's immediate view and presence and adjudging that the person proceeded against is guilty of a contempt and that the person must be punished as prescribed in the order. An order may not be issued unless the person proceeded against has been informed of the contempt and given an opportunity to defend or explain the person's conduct. A person may be adjudged guilty of and penalized for criminal contempt under this section by a fine in an amount not to exceed $500 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days, or both, and by any other reasonable conditions or restrictions that the court may consider appropriate under the circumstances.
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Michigan Mich. Comp. Laws § 769.1k(8) Imposition of fine, cost, or assessment; availability of information to defendant; reports; nonpayment of costs.
If the court imposes any cost under subsection (1)(b)(iii), no later than March 31 of each year the clerk of the court shall transmit a report to the state court
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administrative office in a manner prescribed by the state court administrative office that contains all of the following information for the previous calendar year:
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Michigan Mich. Comp. Laws § 769.1a(16) Order of restitution
If a defendant who is ordered to pay restitution under this section is remanded to the jurisdiction of the department of corrections, the court shall provide a copy of the
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order of restitution to the department of corrections when the defendant is ordered remanded to the department's jurisdiction.
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Kansas Kan. Stat. Ann. § 45-411 Judicial records; supreme court rules
The state records board shall have no control over the disposition of judicial records. The supreme court shall make appropriate rules regarding the preservation or disposition of state judicial
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records, including appellate, district and other courts.
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Kansas Kan. Stat. Ann. § 8-2115 Records of traffic cases; transmittal of abstracts to division; form; effect of noncompliance; public inspection of records; notice of final disposition of appeals
(a) Every municipal judge or judge of a court not of record and every clerk of a court of record shall keep a full record of every case in which
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a person is charged with any violation of this act or of any other law regulating the operation of vehicles on highways or for the violation of an ordinance of any city defining any offense the provisions of which are identical with provisions of this act, or fixing a limitation upon the speed of vehicles pursuant to the provisions of this act. (b) Within 10 days after the conviction or forfeiture of bail or an appearance bond of a person upon a charge of violating any provisions of this act or other law or city ordinance regulating the operation of vehicles on highways, every judge or clerk of the court in which such conviction was had or bail or bond was forfeited shall prepare and immediately electronically forward to the division an abstract of the record of the court covering the case in which such person was so convicted or forfeited bail or bond. The abstract shall be forwarded in an electronic format approved by the division...(e) The division shall electronically file all abstracts received hereunder at its main office and the same shall be open to public inspection during reasonable business hours.
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Wyoming Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 6-10-108 Disposition of fines
An officer who collects a fine, unless otherwise required by law, shall pay the fine into the general fund of the county in which the fine was assessed within thirty
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(30) days of receipt. The officer shall obtain duplicate treasurer's receipts and deposit one (1) with the county clerk.
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Kansas Kan. Stat. Ann. § 21-6612(d) Criteria for imposing fines If a fine is ordered pursuant to subsection (b), the court's findings regarding the requirements of subsections (b) and (c) shall be stated on the record. Obligation to collect or record All courts
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North Dakota N.D. Cent. Code § 29-26-22.1 Judgment for fine or costs in criminal cases ‑ Docketing and enforcement
The court may, within ten years of the date of entry of a judgment that imposes a fine or assesses costs against a defendant, order the judgment to be docketed
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by the clerk of court in the judgment docket maintained pursuant to section 28-20-13 in the same manner in which a civil judgment for money is docketed. The docketing of the judgment has the same effect as the docketing of a civil judgment. The docketed judgment may be docketed in any other county in the same manner, it imposes a lien upon the real property owned by the defendant to the same extent, it is subject to the same statute of limitations, and it is enforceable by execution in the same manner as provided for a civil judgment for money.
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North Dakota N.D. Cent. Code § 27-05.2-06 Records maintenance and disposal A clerk of district court shall maintain and dispose of court records in accordance with rules, policies, and procedures adopted by the supreme court. Obligation to collect or record All courts
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West Virginia W. Va. Code §59-1-30. Fees, allowances and costs - fees and allowances - Books of account to be kept by officers.
Each of the officers named in the preceding section shall keep full and regular accounts, subject at all times to the examination of the county court, or tribunal in lieu
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thereof, the state tax commissioner or any individual, of all sums charged or collected by such officers on account of official fees, costs, percentages, penalties, commissions, allowances, compensation, income and all other perquisites of whatever kind, and such book of accounts shall be a part of the records of the respective offices herein named belonging to the county, and shall be transmitted by each county officer to his successor in office. The system of books and accounts to be kept by the officers herein named shall be prescribed by the state tax commissioner, ex officio inspector and supervisor of public offices
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North Dakota N.D. Cent. Code § 29-26-22(4) Judgment for fines--Court administration fee--Community service supervision fee--Special funds--Docketing and enforcement
A judgment that the defendant pay a fine or fees, or both, may be docketed and if docketed constitutes a lien upon the real estate of the defendant in like
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manner as a judgment for money rendered in a civil action.
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North Dakota N.D. Cent. Code § 12.1-32-02.2(4) Repayment of rewards paid by crimestoppers programs--Duties of attorney general--Qualified local programs--Disbursement of moneys collected
A judgment that includes a repayment of reward, either alone or in conjunction with section 29-26-22, may be docketed and thereafter constitutes a lien upon the real estate of the
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defendant in the same manner as a judgment for money rendered in a civil action.
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North Dakota N.D. Cent. Code § 12.1-32-07(2) Supervision of probationer--Conditions of probation--Revocation The order may be filed, transcribed, and enforced by the department of corrections and rehabilitation in the same manner as civil judgments rendered by a district court of this state. Obligation to collect or record All courts
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North Dakota N.D. Cent. Code § 12.1-32-08(1) Hearing prior to ordering restitution, reparation, or reimbursement of indigent defense costs and expenses--Conditions--Collection of restitution for insufficient funds checks--Continuing appropriation
An order that a defendant make restitution or reparation as a sentence or condition of probation may, unless the court directs otherwise, be filed, transcribed, and enforced by the person
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entitled to the restitution or reparation or by the division of adult services in the same manner as civil judgments rendered by the courts of this state may be enforced.
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Pennsylvania Pa. R. Crim. P. 140 Fine for murder or attempted murder
If the issuing authority finds contempt and imposes punishment, the issuing authority shall issue a written order of contempt setting forth: (a) the facts of the case that constitute the
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contempt; (b) the punishment imposed, and the date on which the contemnor is to pay any fine or to appear for the execution of any punishment of imprisonment; and (c) the information specified in paragraph (B)2.b(2). (4) The order of contempt shall be signed by the issuing authority, and a copy given to the contemnor. (5) Whether or not the issuing authority finds an individual in contempt for failure to comply with an order to pay restitution or to pay fines and costs, the issuing authority may alter or amend the order. If the issuing authority alters or amends the order, the issuing authority shall: (a) issue a written order setting forth the amendments and the reasons for the amendments, make the order a part of the transcript, and give a copy of the order to the defendant; and (b) advise the defendant that the defendant has 30 days within which to file a notice of appeal of the altered or amended order pursuant to Rule 141. c. The issuing authority shall not hold a contempt hearing in the absence of the alleged contemnor. If the alleged contemnor fails to appear for the contempt hearing, the issuing authority may continue the hearing and issue a bench warrant.
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Pennsylvania 42 Pa. Stat. Ann. § 9759 Record
General rule.--A record of the sentencing proceeding shall be made and preserved in such a manner that it can be transcribed as needed.(b) Contents.--The record shall include:(1) The record of
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any stipulation made at a presentence conference.(2) A copy of the presentence report and a copy of any other report or document available to the sentencing court as an aid in imposing sentence, subject to such limitations as the court may have imposed under section 9734(b) (relating to restrictions on disclosure).(3) A verbatim account of the entire sentencing proceeding.
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California Cal. Rules of Court 4.320 Records of criminal convictions
In addition to the information that the Department of Justice requires from courts under Penal Code section 13151, each trial court must also report, electronically or manually, the following information,
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in the form and manner specified by the Department of Justice:(1) Whether the defendant was represented by counsel or waived the right to counsel; and(2) In the case of a guilty or nolo contendere plea, whether:(A) The defendant was advised of and understood the charges;(B) The defendant was advised of, understood, and waived the right to a jury trial, the right to confront witnesses, and the privilege against self-incrimination; and(C) The court found the plea was voluntary and intelligently made. For purposes of this rule, a change of plea form signed by the defendant, defense counsel if the defendant was represented by counsel, and the judge, and filed with the court is a sufficient basis for the clerk or deputy clerk to report that the requirements of (2) have been met.
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New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. § 47:1A-8 Common law right of access
Nothing contained in [the state open record law], as amended and supplemented, shall be construed as limiting the common law right of access to a government record, including criminal investigatory
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records of a law enforcement agency.
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New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. § 47:1A-1 Legislative findings and declarations
Government records shall be readily accessible for inspection, copying, or examination by the citizens of this State, with certain exceptions, for the protection of the public interest, and any limitations
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on the right of access accorded by P.L.1963, c. 73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.) as amended and supplemented, shall be construed in favor of the public's right of access;
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New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. § 47:1A-5 custodian of government records - obligations The custodian of a government record shall permit the record to be inspected, examined, and copied by any person during regular business hours; Obligation to respond to public records requests All