A person who, after having been released upon condition or undertaking that the person will appear before a court or judicial officer, willfully fails to appear as required, is guilty of Failure to Appear After Release.
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF OFFENSE
The State’s burden of proof is satisfied if the evidence shows, beyond a reasonable doubt, the following essential elements:
1) On or about [month] [day] [year], in [County], North Dakota;
2) The Defendant, _______________, having been released upon condition or undertaking that the Defendant would subsequently appear before [the Court] [_______________ , a judicial officer];
3) Willfully failed to subsequently appear before the [Court] [judicial officer] as required[.] [; and] [
4) [The Defendant, _______________, [was awaiting sentence] [had an appeal pending after conviction of a crime, namely,__________________]] [The crime (felony) of ______________was pending against the Defendant, _______________].]
DEFINITIONS [Insert relevant definitions. NDCC 12.1-01-04, 12.1-02-02.]