Section 28-4-277Forfeiture and condemnation proceedings generally - Appeals from judgment of district court - Persons entitled to appeal; bond for costs of appeal required; right to jury trial; proceedings in circuit court.
Any person appearing and becoming a party defendant as provided in this article may appeal from the judgment of forfeiture and condemnation as to the whole or any part of the liquors and beverages and vessels and receptacles claimed by him and adjudged forfeited to the circuit court as in other cases appealed from a district court to a circuit court, the appeal to be granted upon parties giving bond for the cost of appeal, that will be incurred in the circuit court.
Upon written demand being made therefor endorsed on the appeal bond at the time said appeal is taken, the appellants may be entitled to a jury for the trial of the action in the circuit court. Said circuit court shall proceed with the case de novo and may cause suitable issues to be framed for the determination of the action.
(Acts 1909, No. 191, p. 63; Acts 1915, No. 2, p. 8; Code 1923, §4763; Code 1940, T. 29, §232.)