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RULE 23 – DEFAULT

23.1   If the defendant fails to appear for any hearing, the Magistrate shall enter judgment against the defendant.

23.2   The amount of the judgment shall be the appropriate penalty assessed after a finding of guilt or liability, the docket fee, and any additional costs assessed under the relevant rules, ordinances or statutes.

23.3   The Magistrate may set aside a judgment entered under this rule on a showing of good cause or excusable neglect by the defendant.  A motion to set aside the judgment shall be made to the court not more than seven calendar days after entry of judgment.

23.4   The defendant may satisfy a judgment entered under this rule by paying the clerk the total amount set forth above.

23.5   No warrant shall issue for the arrest of a defendant who fails to appear at a hearing or fails to satisfy a judgment.