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Idaho Infraction Rule 8. Failure to Appear - Default Judgment - Notice of Judgment.

(a)  Failure to Appear on Citation. If the defendant fails to appear before the clerk at or before the time stated in an infraction citation, the court shall enter default judgment against the defendant for the infraction as provided by Rule 9 without giving further notice to the defendant. 


(b)  Failure to Appear After First Appearance. If a defendant fails to appear at the time fixed by a trial date notice or continuance notice served on the defendant pursuant to Rule 6(e), the court shall enter default judgment against the defendant for the infraction without giving further notice to the defendant. 


(c)  Notice of Default Judgment. If a default judgment is entered against a defendant for an infraction under this rule, the clerk shall mail a notice of judgment to the defendant at the address stated in the citation advising the defendant that the defendant must pay the judgment by a date certain which shall be not less than 14 days after the date of the notice. The notice shall state that the balance owing may be sent to a collection agency. 


(d)  Form of Notice of Default Judgment. The form of the notice of default judgment shall be in substantially the following form: 

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(Adopted March 23, 1983, effective July 1, 1983; amended February 10, 1993, effective July 1, 1993; amended March 9, 1999, effective July 1, 1999; amended April 27, 2016, effective July 1, 2016; amended April 25, 2018, effective July 1, 2018; amended August 8, 2018, effective August 8, 2018.)


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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice John R. Stegner
Justice Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Colleen D. Zahn

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge Jessica M. Lorello
Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Molly J Huskey
Judge Amanda K. Brailsford



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