It is the responsibility of bonding agencies and sureties to make certain that the Court and District Clerk have
current and adequate addresses for their clients on leaving the jail on bond. The first Notice of Arraignment will be mailed
to the defendant and the bonding agency at the addresses provided on the bond form, or on the Reset Form provided at magistration.
In the event the letter is returned for any reason, it is the responsibility of the bonding agency or surety to have the client
appear in court at the time and place stated in the notice. Therefore, it is important that bonding agencies maintain contact
with defendant clients.
In the event the defendant fails to appear as directed,
the Court will entertain a motion from the State for forfeiture of the bond. Therefore, it is incumbent on the bonding agency
to maintain accurate records and sufficient contact on bond clients to assure their timely attendance in court.
This information is provided as a courtesy and
is not to be construed as policy or a local rule of the Court. The Court reserves the right to issue such orders and instructions
that may result in the effective and efficient management of all criminal cases.