Recordation of judgment of bond forfeiture in Louisiana


Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure Articles for Bail


Art. 340. Recordation of judgment

            A. The district attorney may cause the judgment to be recorded in every parish in which the recordation may be proper. Every such recordation shall be without cost, pursuant to R.S. 13:4521, and shall operate as a judicial mortgage against the defendant and all his sureties.

            B. Prior to recordation, the district attorney shall verify the inclusion of information on the judgment, namely, the address and the last four digits of the social security number for the defendant and the personal sureties. Third parties may rely upon the accuracy of the information required by the provisions of this Article for purposes of distinguishing the identity of the defendant and his sureties. Any judgment of bond forfeiture containing inaccurate information required by the provisions of this Article shall be deemed ineffective as a judicial mortgage to third parties who rely upon that information.

            Acts 1993, No. 850, §1; Acts 1995, No. 989, §1; Acts 1999, No. 665, §1; Acts 2010, No. 914, §5; Acts 2016, No. 613, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.

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