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A. The proceedings of the Town municipal court shall be conducted in accordance with the state constitution, the applicable state statutes and rules of the state supreme court pertaining to justice of the peace or town municipal courts. The proceedings shall also be conducted in accordance with the rules of procedure in civil traffic cases and the rules of criminal procedure, including the provisions thereof regarding bail, issuance of subpoenas, summons and warrants, and punishment for disobedience thereof, so far as applicable and when not otherwise prescribed.

B. The Town municipal court proceedings for violations of this code and town ordinances shall be commenced by complaint under oath and in the name of the state setting forth the offense charged, with such particulars of time, place, person and property as to enable the defendant to understand distinctly the character of the offense complained of and to answer the complaint.

C. If the judge is satisfied that there exists probable cause to believe that the offense complained of has been committed by the person charged, he shall issue a summons or a warrant of arrest. Before issuing a summons or warrant of arrest on a compliant, the judge may subpoena and examine witnesses as to the truth of the complaint. (02-03, Amended, 03/21/2002)