Section 15-6-61

Published: 2015

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Section 15-6-61

Section 15-6-61Forfeiture; remittance of amount specified.

(a) An undertaking to keep the peace is forfeited by the commission by the defendant of any offense upon the person or property of another, which may be ascertained by a jury, without the conviction of the defendant therefor, in the circuit court on 10 days' notice to the parties against whom the forfeiture is sought.

(b) On a forfeiture of an undertaking to keep the peace, the court may remit any portion of the amount specified therein, according to the circumstances of the case.

(Code 1852, §§426, 427; Code 1867, §§3976, 3979; Code 1876, §§4045, 4046; Code 1886, §§4699, 4700; Code 1896, §§5180, 5181; Code 1907, §§7539, 7540; Code 1923, §§5157, 5158; Code 1940, T. 15, §§420, 421.)