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Surrender by Surety

Surrender by a surety of a defendant is closely controlled by statute. In order to comply with the law regarding surrender of the principal (defendant) by a surety, bondsmen and sureties are encouraged to carefully examine the law and to use proper and legal forms for that purpose. In an effort to ensure that sureties have forms that are sufficient for the purpose, a blank set of forms may be obtained from this Website (see below) or through the Court Coordinator. This Court is not a proponent of any particular form or format so long as the documents tendered to the Court do comply with the law and rules.

Sureties shall serve a copy of any motion or application to surrender on the District Attorney and shall include a certificate of service to the Court that such notice has been given. Failure to give notice or failure to provide a certificate of such notice will be grounds for denial of the request for surrender.

Sureties are encouraged to obtain competent legal advice on this matter in the event of questions. Neither the Court nor the Court Coordinator will give legal advice.