Art. 335. Rule to show cause; bond forfeiture
If the defendant fails to make an appearance and has not been surrendered or constructively surrendered within one hundred eighty days of the execution of the certificate that notice of warrant for arrest was sent, the prosecuting attorney may file a rule to show cause requesting that a bond forfeiture judgment be rendered. The rule to show cause shall be mailed to the defendant and served on all other parties against whom a judgment is sought. The rule to show cause shall be set for a contradictory hearing. The time period for filing a rule to show cause to obtain a judgment of bond forfeiture does not begin until after the notice of warrant for arrest is sent.
Acts 1993, No. 834, §1, eff. June 22, 1993; Acts 2016, No. 613, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.
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