Section 15-13-132

Published: 2015

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Section 15-13-132

Section 15-13-132Conditional forfeiture notice to defendant and sureties.

A notice of the rendition of the judgment set forth in Section 15-13-131 shall be issued by the clerk of the court and served according to the terms as established in this article within 90 days of the court's conditional forfeiture order to the defendant and sureties. The notice may be in the following form:

STATE OF ALABAMA_____________(or City of ___________)Defendant___________ County_____________ SuretyCase No. ________________________ SuretyCharge: ___________Conditional Forfeiture NoticeTo: ______________________ CourtDefendant_________________________SuretyYou are hereby notified that your name appears as a surety on the bond in the above styled case. This case was called for trial on _______ (date) and the defendant was not present to answer. Therefore, a conditional forfeiture of _______ dollars was entered against you.

You shall file a written response within 28 days after you receive this notice and show cause to the court why this bond amount and the court cost incident to this forfeiture should not be made final.

If no action on your part is taken 28 days after the date you receive this notice, a final forfeiture may be entered against you by the court. The sheriff shall collect the amount of the bond and court cost from you or levy on your property to satisfy the forfeiture case. If you file a written response and the court is of the opinion your written response is not sufficient to set aside the conditional forfeiture, then the court shall set a final forfeiture hearing date and you will be notified at the address provided on the response.

This bond forfeiture is a court case against you separate from the defendant's criminal case. The court has also ordered that the defendant be re-arrested in the original case.

Date issued: ___________By ___________ Clerk(Acts 1993, No. 93-677, p. 1259, §33.)