(3) (a) After the arrest of a person for a qualified offence, the person may not be released before: (4) (a) If a person charged with a qualifying offence does not appear on the date fixed by the judge in accordance with subsection (3) (d), the person must meet the conditions for release described in subsection (3) (d) (i) until the person appears for the first time. (i) inform the law enforcement authorities of the release, the conditions of release and any available information on the location of the alleged victim; Prison sentences, fines and suspended sentences are identical to those of the underlying charge, i.e. an assault is a Class B offence and an assault against domestic violence is also a Class B offence (first offence, see improvement below). The potential prison sentence is the same (180 days), the fines are the same $1,000, plus additional costs, but statistically, cases of domestic violence are more common than cases of non-domestic violence. To this end, judges are provided with additional punitive means and requirements. 5. Except as provided in subsection 4 or otherwise ordered by a court, a release agreement or court order expires at midnight after the arrested person`s first scheduled appearance before the court referred to in subsection (3) (d) (i). (c) This Subsection (5) does not create or increase the liability of a law enforcement officer or law enforcement agency, and the bona foia immunity provided for in section 77-36-8 shall apply. (6) If a law enforcement officer is likely to have reason to believe that a person has contravened a court order or a full parole agreement under subsection 1, the public servant shall establish the alleged culprit without an arrest warrant. (b) any person who knowingly violates a prison release court order or a full prison release agreement under paragraph 1 is guilty of the following: (i) If the initial arrest was made for a crime, an offence under this Section is a third-degree crime; or (ii) if the initial arrest took place for a misdemeanour, an offence under this Section is a Class A administrative offence. (c) Municipal lawyers may prosecute offences for Class A offences in accordance with this Section. 7.

A person initially arrested for an offence under this Chapter and released in accordance with this Section may subsequently be detained without bail if there is essential evidence to support a new offence against him. . . .