Section 2-2-14.1

Appearance upon arrest for misdemeanor livestock violations.

(a) Whenever any person is arrested by livestock theft investigators of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries under Section 2-2-14 for misdemeanor violations of livestock sanitary and disease control laws and regulations, or any other laws and regulations governing the handling, movement, or sale of livestock, all punishable as a misdemeanor, the arresting officer shall take the name and address of such person and issue a summons or otherwise notify him in writing to appear at a time and place to be specified in such summons or notice. Upon the person signing said summons or notice, the officer shall forthwith release him from custody.

(b) If the arrested person shall refuse to identify himself by giving his name and address, or shall refuse to sign the summons or notice, then the arresting officer shall immediately take such person before the nearest and most accessible district judge or district court magistrate of the county within which the violation occurred to set bond.

(c) Any person who willfully refuses to appear at the time and place specified in the summons or notice which the person has signed shall be guilty of the separate offense of bail jumping in the second degree, regardless of the disposition of the charge upon which he was originally charged.

(Acts 1987, No. 87-643, p. 1148.)