23.12.103 MONTANA ARREST NUMBERING SYSTEM NUMBER TO BE ASSIGNED - CJIN
(1) Following a custodial or felony arrest the arresting agency or by agreement the custodial agency shall access the Montana arrest numbering system (MANS) through the CJIN and have a number assigned to that custodial or felony arrest.
(2) Prior to release the arresting agency or the courts shall ensure that an individual has been fingerprinted and a MANS number registered on the criminal case history and final disposition report form.
(3) If an individual who is charged with a felony but has not been arrested appears before a court the district judge, city judge or justice of the peace shall at the time of the individual's first appearance inform the individual of the requirement that the individual submit to the appropriate law enforcement agency to be fingerprinted and assigned a MANS number. The individual shall submit to the law enforcement agency at the individual's own expense.