23A-2-5.1 Facsimile transmission of complaint or indictment--Issue of arrest warrant--Proof of magis...
Facsimile transmission of complaint or indictment--Issue of arrest warrant--Proof
of magistrate's signature.
A committing magistrate may, by means of facsimile transmission, receive
a complaint or indictment in request of the issuance of an arrest warrant and may issue an arrest
warrant by the same method. All applicable procedural and statutory requirements for the issuance
of an arrest warrant shall be met. For all procedural and statutory purposes, the facsimile shall have
the same force and effect as the original. The original documents shall be filed with the court within
five working business days.
The officer executing the arrest warrant shall receive proof that the committing magistrate has
signed the warrant before the warrant is executed. Proof that the committing magistrate has signed
the warrant may consist of receipt of the facsimile of the arrest warrant.
Source: SL 1991, ch 451 (Supreme Court Rule 91-17).