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§ 15A‑535.  Issuance ofpolicies on pretrial release.

(a)        Subject to theprovisions of this Article, the senior resident superior court judge for eachdistrict or set of districts as defined in G.S. 7A‑41.1(a) inconsultation with the chief district court judge or judges of all the districtcourt districts in which are located any of the counties in the senior residentsuperior court judge's district or set of districts, must devise and issuerecommended policies to be followed within each of those counties indetermining whether, and upon what conditions, a defendant may be releasedbefore trial and may include in such policies, or issue separately, arequirement that each judicial official who imposes condition (4) or (5) inG.S. 15A‑534(a) must record the reasons for doing so in writing.

(b)        In any county inwhich there is a pretrial release program, the senior resident superior courtjudge may, after consultation with the chief district court judge, order thatdefendants accepted by such program for supervision shall, with their consent,be released by judicial officials to supervision of such programs, and subjectto its rules and regulations, in lieu of releasing the defendants on conditions(1), (2), or (3) of G.S. 15A‑534(a).  (1973, c. 1286, s. 1; 1975, c. 791, s. 1; 1987, c.481, s. 2; 1987 (Reg. Sess., 1988), c. 1037, s. 55; 2009‑547, s. 5.)