Prescription of forfeiture judgment in Louisiana


Title 15 Louisiana Revised Statutes


§89.  Prescription of forfeiture judgment; revival; prescription by limitation of prosecution

A.  Every judgment decreeing the forfeiture of any appearance bond, and every mortgage resulting from the recordation of such judgment, shall be prescribed by the lapse of ten years from the rendition of such judgment; provided, that the district attorney or any party in interest may have such judgment revived at any time before it is prescribed by taking, in the court which rendered said judgment, a rule upon the persons against whom said judgment was rendered, to show cause why the same should not be revived and unless, upon the trial of said rule, such cause be shown, said judgment shall be revived.

B.  Any judgment revived as provided in Subsection A of this Section shall continue in full force for ten years from the date of the order of court reviving the same, and any such judgment may be revived as often as the district attorney or any party interested may desire.

C.  Any bail bond posted and still in effect at the time the limitation for prosecution has lapsed pursuant to Title 17 of the Code of Criminal Procedure shall be null and void and not collectible unless previously forfeited.

Acts 1966, No. 311, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 1967; Acts 2001, No. 1030, §1.

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