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Bail Bond Regulations and Laws Index

For many states the regulations on the bail bond industry are found in multiple state codes. In the case of California, the regulatory body is the Insurance Department, but the bail bond industry is also subject to California's Penal Code.

 I. Applicable State Statutes.

A. California Insurance Code, Div. 1, Part 2, Ch. 7, Sections 11-800-1823, (hereafter referred to as IC). Under IC 11-800.6, cities and counties are free to enact further regulations not in conflict with the IC sections cited above in A.

B. California Penal Code, Part 2, Title 10, Ch. 1, Article 5.5, Sections 1299-1317 (hereafter referred to as PC).

C. California Code of Regulations, Title 10, Ch. 5, Sections 2053 et seq.

 II. Licensing Requirements for Agents

A. California provides for three kinds of bail licenses [IC 1801]: the bail agents' license [IC 1802], the bail permitees' license [IC 1802.5], and the bail solicitors' license [IC 1803]. Of concern here will be the bail agents'license, which permits the holder to solicit, negotiate, and effect undertakings of bail on behalf of any admitted surety. (A license may also be held by a corporation [IC 1810(b)]). The requirements of which license are:

1. A surety bond of $1000 for proper handling of money collected [IC 1802],

2. A notice of appointment on file with commissioner by a surety insurer [IC 1802.1],

3. Filing an application in the form prescribed by the commissioner with such supporting documents as required [IC 1804],

4. Filing of annual notices and applications to keep licenses in force and payment of fees by 1 May annually [IC 1808],

5. Taking and passing a written examination given by the commissioner [IC 1810.5, 1810.6], to qualify for which the applicant must take 12 hours of classroom education in pertinent subjects [IC 1810.7(a)],

6. Completion annually of not less than six hours of continuing classroom education on pertinent subjects prior to renewal of license [IC 1810.7(a)],

7. Payment of a license application fee of $118.00 [IC 1811(a)],

B. The regulatory body is the Insurance Department. III. Notice of Forfeiture [PC 1305-1308]. Upon the court's declaration of a forfeiture [PC 1305(a)(1)-(5)],

A. The clerk of the court must mail notice to both surety and bail agent within 30 days of the declaration [1305(b)],

B. The forfeiture period is 180 days extended by five days for mailing [1305(b)],

 IV. Allotted Time Between Forfeiture Declaration and Payment Due Date

When the bond is forfeited and the period of time in PC 1305 has elapsed, the court in question enters a summary judgement [PC 1306(a)] and the district attorney or county counsel must demand immediate payment within 30 days after the summary judgement becomes final [PC 1306(e)(1)]. The clerk of the court must serve notice of the entry of judgment within five days of the date of the judgment [PC 1308(b)].

The court can extend the time period not to exceed 180 days from its order [PC 1305.4] or permit tolling [PC 1305(e)].

 V. Forfeiture Defenses

The California Penal Code establishes a number of conditions under which the forfeiture is set aside:

A. If case is dismissed or no complaint is filed within 15 days of arraignment [1305(a)(5)],

B. If the clerk fails to mail forfeiture notice within 30 days or fail to mail to both agent and surety [1305(b)(1)-(3)],

C. If defendant is returned to court within the 180 period [1305(b)(1)-(3)],

D. If defendant is permanently disabled [PC 1305(d)], deceased or otherwise permanently unable to appear [PC 1305(d)(1)], temporarily disabled [PC 1305(e)(1)-(3)], or in custody beyond jurisdiction of the court [PC 1305(f)(g)],

E. A motion is filed by the agent/surety within the 180 day period to be heard within 30 of the expiration of the 180 day period [PC 1305(I)], 1305.4],

F. If the court has reason to believe there is a sufficient excuse for a failure to appear, it may continue the case for a period it deems reasonable [PC 1305.1].

 VI. Remission

California has no remission period.

 VII. Bail Agent's Arrest Authority

California Penal code allows the agent to arrest the principal himself or empower another to do so. [PC 1301].

 VIII. Other Noteworthy Provisions

A bail agent's license may also be held by a corporation [IC 1810(b)].

 IX. Noteworthy State Appellate Decisions

A. Unexcused Non-Appearance

1. People v. American Bankers Ins. Co. (1989) 264 Cal.Rptr. 152, 215 Cal. App.3d 1363. If defendant fails to appear and court continues the matter without forfeiting bail, the excuse for defendant's failure to appear must be "on the record."

After defendant failed to appear at his probation and sentencing hearing, the trial court continued the matter and ultimately ordered bail forfeited. Summary judgment was entered in favor of the People. The trial court denied the bail bond company's motion to vacate the summary judgment and to exonerate the bond. (Superior Court of Orange County, No. C-63343, Myron S. Brown, Judge.)

The Court of Appeals reversed the trial court's order denying the motion to vacate the summary judgment and exonerate the bond. The court held that where, as in this case, there is no indication on the record that either the defendant or defense counsel presented any information to the court which could be said to constitute a sufficient basis to entertain a reasonable belief that the defendant's nonappearance may have been with sufficient excuse. Thus, it held that the failure of the trial court to declare forfeiture of defendant's bail bond on the first day he neglected to appear for his probation and sentencing hearing deprived it of jurisdiction to later forfeit the bond, since there was nothing in the record to show that the trial court had any reason to believe sufficient cause existed for his failure to appear. (Opinion by Scoville, P.J. with Wallin and Sonenshine, JJ., concurring.)

2. People v. Frontier Pacific Ins. Co.(1998) 74 Cal.Rptr.2d 316, 63 Cal.App. 4th 889.

If upon the non-appearance of a defendant, the trial court continues a case without forfeiting bail, and the surety later brings a motion for relief from a subsequently entered forfeiture, the court may not consider evidence not part of the record from the first hearing to determine whether there was a rational basis for a sufficient excuse.

In criminal prosecution, the Superior Court, Santa Clara County, No. 191155, Leonard B. Sprinkles, J., declared bail forfeited after defendant's second failure to appear for sentencing. Surety's motion to vacate forfeiture and exonerate bail was denied, and surety appealed. The Court of Appeal, Mihara, J., held that:

(1) trial court lacked jurisdiction to forfeit bail bond upon defendant's second failure to appear, in absence of showing on the record that court found sufficient excuse at time of first nonappearance for defendant's absence; and

(2) declaration submitted by district court in opposing motion to vacate forfeiture, detailing an alleged in camera discussion with judge at time of defendant's first nonappearance that allegedly explained his absence, did not change result. Reversed.

B. Reinstatement Without Notice

County of Madera v. Ranger Ins. Co. (1991) 281 Cal.Rptr. 230, 230 Cal. App.3d 271.

County sought to recover from surety on bail bond when defendant failed to appear in criminal case. The Madera Justice Court, No. 020641, Victor C. Dahman, J., granted summary judgment in favor of county. Surety Appealed.

The Court of Appeal, Dibiaso, Acting P.J., held that:

(1) court may not reinstate defendant on previously forfeited bail bond without prior notice to the surety, and

(2) failure of court to provide prior notice requires release of surety obligation. Reversed.

C. No Election Required by Prosecution Where Extradition Infeasible

County of Orange V. Ranger Ins. Co. (1998) 61 Cal.App.4th 795, 71 Cal.Rptr.2d 811.

In bail forfeiture proceedings, the trial court ruled that §Pen. Code, 1304, subd. (g), which provides for relief from forfeiture of bail when the prosecuting agency elects not to seek extradition after being informed of the location of a fugitive defendant, did not provide relief to a surety whose bond posted for a Mexican national convicted of drug offenses had been forfeited after defendant fled to Mexico. (Superior Court of Orange County, No. 95NF1458, David O. Carter, Judge.)

The Court of Appeal affirmed. The court held that §Pen. Code, 1305, subd. (g), applies to defendants in foreign countries, but that it not triggered when extradition is not feasible. The term "elect" implies a choice of options, and the implication is that the prosecutor will have the option whether or not to seek extradition. Accordingly, the court held that the prosecution, having given evidence of Mexico's demonstrated reluctance to extradite its own nationals for nonheinous offenses, was not required to make a formal request for defendant's extradition from the Mexican government, and the trial court properly found that extradition was infeasible. (Opinion by Sonenshine, Acting P.J., with Rylaarsdam and Bedsworth, JJ., concurring.)

D. When Is A Bailee Required to Appear in Court?

People v. Ranger Ins. Co. (1998) 66 Cal.App.4th 1549, 78 Cal.Rptr. 2d 763. Defendant must appear at a "master trial calendar hearing."

In a felony criminal prosecution, the trial court properly granted defendant's surety's motion to vacate the bail forfeiture ordered when defendant failed to appear at a hearing on a defense motion to continue the trial. The trial court lost jurisdiction when it failed to forfeit the bail bond two days earlier on the occasion of defendant's failure to appear at the master trial calendar hearing and so it was without jurisdiction to order the forfeiture two days later.

Pen. Code, 1305, requires a defendant's presence at "trial," which includes the date set for the appearance in the master trial calendar department. If the court fails to declare forfeiture at that time, it loses jurisdiction and the bond is exonerated by operation of law. Even though defendant had executed a Pen. Code, 977, waiver, which allows a felony defendant to be absent on specific occasions, Pen. Code, 1305, which governs forfeiture procedure, was the more specific statute and thus it took precedence. When there is a conflict between a general and a special law, the special law must control.

[See 4 Witkin & Epstein, Cal. Criminal Law (2d ed. 1989) 2023 et seq.] (2) Bail and Recognizance §9 -- Forfeiture of Bond or Deposit. The forfeiture or exoneration of bail is entirely a statutory procedure, and forfeiture proceedings are governed entirely by the special statutes applicable thereto (Pen. Code, 1305-1309). Because the law abhors forfeitures, these statutes are to be strictly construed in favor of the surety.

E. Timeliness of Entry of Summary Judgment

People v. Topa Ins. Co. (1995) 38 Cal.Rptr.2d 167, 32 Cal. App.4th 296. Summary judgment must be filed within 90 days after the date it may first be filed, or the trial court loses jurisdiction over the bond.

Surety filed motion to vacate forfeiture of, reinstate and exonerate bail bond. The Superior Court, Sonoma County, No. 16737, R. Bryan Jamar, J., granted summary judgment on forfeiture, and denied surety's motion to set aside summary judgment and exonerate bail. Surety Appealed. The Court of Appeal, Merrill, J., held that: (1) trial court was without jurisdiction to do anything other than enter summary judgment of forfeiture following expiration of 180-days period for seeking relief from forfeiture, absent tolling of 180-days period, and (2) trial court's failure to enter summary judgment forfeiting bail within 90 days after lapse of 180-day period for seeking relief from forfeiture meant that its jurisdiction to enter summary judgment had expired and bail was exonerated. Reversed.

F. Notice

People v. Ranger Ins. Co.(1996) 59 Cal.Rptr.2d 777, 51 Cal.App.4th 1379. The court must give notice to the surety at its proper address. After receiving notice of summary judgment of forfeiture, surety on bail bond moved to discharge forfeiture, set aside judgment, and exonerate bail, based on procedural irregularities in giving of notice. The Superior Court, Santa Clara County, No. 172001, John A. Flaherty, J., denied motion. Surety appealed The Court of Appeal, Wunderlich, J., held that:

(1) notice of original forfeiture forwarded to surety by defunct general agent to whom it was mailed achieved statutory goal of actual notice;

(2) order, naming wrong surety, that surety reassume its obligations under reinstated bond was ineffective; and

(3) even if reassumption had been effective, notice to address known to be incorrect was ineffective. Reversed.

G. Deportation

People v. American Surety Ins. Co. (2000) 92 Cal.Rptr.2d 216. Deportation of a bailee entitles the surety to relief from a forfeiture (and to have its liability extinguished).

Surety which had posted bail for defendant who was arrested on drug charges, and who was unable to appear for preliminary hearing due to his deportation by Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), moved to vacate forfeiture and exonerate bail. The Superior Court, Ventura County, Nos. CR44361, 187541, John J. Hunter, J., denied motion. Surety appealed. The Court of Appeal, Yegan, J., held that defendant's deportation rendered him unable to appear due to "detention" by civil authorities, and thus operated under statute to exonerate bail. Reversed.

 X. Bounty Hunter Provisions

In September 1999, California enacted a law (A 243) regulating bounty hunters, termed "bail fugitive recovery persons" in the statute. This law added section 1299 to the California Penal Code. The bail fugitive recovery person is defined as one who has "written authorization" by a bail agent, surety, etc., (under PC 1300 and 1301) and is contracted to investigate, surveil, locate, and arrest a bail fugitive for surrender to appropriate authorities, or any person employed to assist in the arrest of such a fugitive.

A. Licensing Requirements. [PC 1299.04(a)(1)-(5)]

1. Be at least 18 years old [PC 1299.04(a)(1)],

2. Completion of a 40 hour power of arrest course [PC 1299.04(a)(2)],

3. Completion of a minimum of 12 hours classroom education pursuant to IC 1810.7 [PC 1299.04(a)(3)],

4. Completion of a training course in the exercise of the power to arrest pursuant to Section 7583.7 of Business and Professions Code [PC 1299.04(a)(4)],

5. No felony convictions [PC 1299.03(a)(5)].

B. Arrest Authority. [PC 1299.02]

TOPIC

CODE   

SECTION

180-day period; motion to extend

Penal

1305.4

Accounts; trust; money

Insurance

1823

Acting for attorney, prohibited

Title 10

2072

Additional statements

Title 10

2083.1

Address change

Insurance

1822

Administration of justice; place; unlawful solicitation

Title 10

2074

Administrator of licensee’s estate; temporary license

Insurance

1810.8

Admission of bail by magistrate

Penal

1277

Admission of bail defined

Penal

1268

Admission of guilt as prerequisite for program

Penal

1001.66

Admittance to bail; defendant; approving undertaking

Penal

1269a

Admitted surety insurers; undertaking

Penal

1459

Admitting bail; who may

Penal

1291

Advertising of fictitious names

Title 10

2066.5

Advertising; internet; transact

Insurance

1726

Advertising; unauthorized

Insurance

11-800.75

Affidavit constituting attachment lien

Penal

1280.1

Affidavit for surrender

Penal

1300(a)

Affidavits for justification of bail

Penal

1280a

After bail and before forfeiture; deposit

Penal

1296

Agent bail; includes copartners

Title 10

2054.2

Agent’s license

Insurance

1802

Agreement for release

Penal

1318

Agreements before bail arrest; prohibited

Title 10

2070

Agreements with law enforcement

Title 10

2076

Agreements; guarantor; delivery; notices

Title 10

2084

Allowance of bail; order for discharge; release on bail

Penal

1280

Amount of bail; other than bail schedule

Penal

1269c

Answering interrogations; licensee must answer

Title 10

2092

Appeal; admission to bail

Penal

1272

Appeal; criteria for release on bail pending

Penal

1272.1

Application fees; bail license

Insurance

1811

Application for return of securities

Insurance

1804 

Application for return of securities; form and contents

Insurance

1802.73

Application of bail upon dismissal

Penal

1303

Application of other sections

Penal

1288

Application; denial of license

Insurance

1669

Application; form and contents

Insurance

1802.73

Applications; license; forms

Title 10

2055

Appointment; notice; filing; contents; duration

Insurance

1802.1

Apprehend; detain; arrest; bail fugitive; authorized by

Penal

1299.02

Arrest of defendant for purpose of surrender

Penal

1301

Arrest; defendant in any county

Penal

1312

Arrest; felony; county

Penal

821

Arrestee; defined

Title 10

2054.5

Arrestee; solicitation of; hours

Title 10

2079.1

Arrestee; surrender to custody; return of premiums

Title 10

2090

Arrestee; tender of documents

Title 10

2099

Arrests; informing / notifying; prohibition

Title 10

2076

Assessment; notice; payment procedure

Penal

1305.2

Associations; prior prohibited

Title10

2058

Associations; prohibited

Title 10

2057

Associations; temporary; records

Title 10

2101.2

Attachment lien; affidavit constituting

Penal

1280.1

Attorney; acting for; prohibited

Title10

2072

Attorney; recommending; suggesting; prohibited

Title 10

2071

Authority to approve and accept bail

Penal

1269b

Authority; misrepresenting

Title 10

2067

Auto Insurance; exempt transactions

Insurance

11-800.5

Bail agent; business capacities

Title 10

2065

Bail agent; includes copartners

Title 10

2054.2

Bail agent; license

Insurance

1802

Bail amount; matters considered in fixing

Penal

1275

Bail amount; order setting other than bail schedule

Penal

1269c

Bail amount; review of order fixing

Penal

1270.2

Bail bond; defined

Insurance

11-800.4

Bail bonds; execution by individuals

Insurance

11-800.7

Bail deposits; vehicle code

Penal

1306.1

Bail forfeiture; judgment lien on

Penal

1280.1

Bail license application

Insurance

1804

Bail license application fees

Insurance

1811

Bail license application; construction

Title 10

2053

Bail license applications; forms

Title 10

2055

Bail license examinations

Insurance

1810.5

Bail license renewal

Insurance

1810.9

Bail license; capacity and conduct

Title 10

2064

Bail license; definition

Title 10

2054.1

Bail license; education requirements

Insurance

1810.7

Bail license; grounds for refusal

Insurance

1806

Bail license; grounds for revocation

Insurance

1806

Bail license; grounds for suspension

Insurance

1806

Bail license; qualifications

Title 10

2056

Bail license; requirements`

Insurance

1805

Bail license; temporary for executor of licensee’s estate

Insurance

1810.8

Bail license; types

Insurance

1801

Bail negotiation; persons

Title 10

2080

Bail not accepted if summary judgment unpaid

Penal

1308

Bail on habeas corpus when offense is capital

Penal

1286

Bail on order for recommitment

Penal

1314-15

Bail on order for recommitment; qualifications; procedure

Penal

1317

Bail permittee; business capacities

Title 10

2065

Bail permittee; includes copartners

Title 11

2054.2

Bail release; willful failure to appear

Penal

1320.5

Bail schedule; county wide

Penal

1269.b

Bail soliciting; persons

Title 10

2079

Bail solicitor’s license

Insurance

1803

Bail statement; warrant

Penal

982

Bail transactions; written statements; contents; delivery

Title 10

2083

Bail undertaking; number of sureties; form

Penal

1278

Bail upon dismissal; application of

Penal

1303

Bail; admission by magistrate

Penal

1277

Bail; admission for probation or an appeal

Penal

1272

Bail; admission of; defined

Penal

1268

Bail; admitting; who

Penal

1291

Bail; authority to approve and accept

Penal

1269b

Bail; deposit in lieu of

Penal

1295

Bail; domestic violence

Penal

1269c

Bail; exoneration

Penal

1269

Bail; feloniously obtained monies

Penal

1275.1

Bail’ justification

Penal

1280.1

Bail; justification; affidavits

Penal

1280a

Bail; justification; filling affidavits; certified copies

Penal

1280b

Bail; nature of

Penal

1273

Bail; offenses not bailable  

Penal

1270.5

Bail; qualification; justification of sureties

Penal

1279

Bail; qualifications; conditions

Penal

1282

Bail; reduction or increase; showing cause

Penal

1289

Bail; reinstatement of; in lieu of exoneration

Penal

1305

Bail; release on; pending appeal

Penal

1272.1

Bail; serious felonies

Penal

1275

Bail; taking; defined

Penal

1269

Bail; terms defined

Title 10

2054.3

Bail; transaction, defined

Title 10

2054.3

Bail; undertakings; delivery; compliance

Title 10

2086

Bench warrant; failure to appear; issuance

Penal

979

Bench warrant; failure to appear; situations

Penal

978.5

Bench warrant; issuance

Penal

1195

Bench warrant; issued one or more counties

Penal

980

Bench warrant; served

Penal

983

Bond; execution of

Penal

1276

Bond; securities deposited in lieu of

Insurance

1802.7

Bond; substitution of for securities

Insurance

1802.71

Bonds deposited in lieu of money

Penal

1298

Branch offices

Title 10

2063.2

Business in employer’s name

Title 10

2066.1

Business in own name

Title 10

2066

Business in specified capacities only and notices

Title 10

2066

Business; temporarily conducting; records

Title 10

2101.3

Capacity; bail licensees

Title 10

2064

Capacity; misrepresenting

Title 10

2067

Capacity; same as employer

Title 10

2062.1

Capital offense; bail on habeas corpus

Penal

1286

Capital offense; delivery of defendant into custody

Penal

1285

Card; identification

Title 10

2077.1

Case; continuance; failure to appear without excuse

Penal

1305.1

Cause; showing; for increase or reduction of bail

Penal

1289

Certificate of deposit in lieu of bail

Penal

1295

Certificate; commissioner’s

Insurance

1736

Change in partnership; notices

Title 10

2061.3

Change of address

Insurance

1822

Change of address; notice

Insurance

1729

Chargeable rates

Title 10

2094.1

Charges permitted

Title 10

2081

Charges; filing

Title 10

2094.2

Charges; schedule; filing

Title 10

2094

Charges; service; prohibited

Title 10

2082

City and county regulatory authority

Insurance

11-800.6

Collateral; custody thereof

Title 10

2088.1

Collateral; excess; return

Title 10

2089

Collateral; fiduciary relationship

Title 10

2088

Collateral; real property

Title 10

2088.3

Collateral; return

Title 10

2088.2

Collection on summary judgment

Penal

1305.3

Collection permitted

Title 10

2081

Commissioner; investigations

Insurance

1666

Commissioner; rule making power

Insurance

1812

Commissioner’s certificate

Insurance

1819

Commissions; payment

Title 10

2054.4

Commitment for non appearance for judgment

Penal

1313

Communications; confidential

Title 10

2069

Communications; fictitious; prohibited

Title 10

2077

Compliance with regulations of public authority

Title 10

2075

Compliance; undertakings of bail; delivery

Title 10

2086

Conditions of undertaking of bail

Penal

1296

Conduct

Insurance

1736

Conduct; bail licensees

Title 10

2064

Conduct; solicitor

Title 10

2063.3

Confidential communications; information

Title 10

2069

Contents of  order of recommitment

Penal

1311

Continuance of case; FTA; not sufficient excuse

Penal

1305.1

Continue; notice of intent to continue license

Insurance

1808

Conviction; prior to; admittance to bail

Penal

1271

Conviction; verdict of; proceedings

Penal

1166

Copartners; disciplinary action for act of one partner

Title 10

2061.5

Copartners;  filing individual statements

Title 10

2061.2

Copartners; prohibitions; suspension

Title 10

2061.4

Copartners; records; filings

Title 10

2101

Copies; retention be licensee

Title 10

2098

Corporations; licensing

Insurance

1810

Costs recovery

Penal

1305.3

County treasurer; funds; deposited; fines; forfeitures

Penal

1463.04

County; felony arrest

Penal

821

Court hearing; diversion; exoneration of bail; reports

Penal

1000.2

Court notice; time for exoneration

Penal

1304

Court of law; prohibited associations

Title 10

2057

Courts; unlawful solicitation

Title 10

2074

Criminal records; dissemination to bail agents

Penal

11105.8

Criminals; prohibited associations

Title 10

2057

Criteria for release on bail pending appeal

Penal

1272.1

Custody of collateral

Title 10

2088.1

Custody; delivery of defendant; capital offense

Penal

1285

Death; licensee; terminates

Insurance

1710

Declaration of forfeiture

Penal

1305

Defendant arrested in any county

Penal

1312

Defendant; admittance to bail; orders

Penal

1269a

Defendant; arrest for purpose of surrender

Penal

1301

Defendant; delivery into custody; capital offense

Penal

1285

Defendant; discharge

Penal

1295

Defendant; discharge; upon execution of undertaking

Penal

1281

Defendant; recommitment; what cases

Penal

1310

Defined; admission of bail

Penal

1268

Defined; arrestee

Title 10

2054.5

Defined; violent felony

Penal

1319

Definitions; application of Insurance Code

Title 10

2053.1

Definitions; bail license; bail licensee

Title 10

2054.1

Delivery; guarantor agreements; notices

Title 10

2084

Delivery; securities to applicant

Insurance

1802.77

Delivery; statements of bail transactions; contents

Title 10

2083

Delivery; undertakings of bail

Title 10

2086

Denial of application for license

Insurance

1668

Denial of license

Insurance

1668.5

Denial of license

Insurance

1813

Denial of license; hearing

Insurance

1667

Deposit  after bail is given and before forfeiture

Penal

1296

Deposit cash; magistrate

Penal

832

Deposit in lieu of bail

Penal

1295

Deposit of bonds/real property equity in lieu of money

Penal

1298

Deposit; forfeited; payment to county treasurer

Penal

1307

Deposit; remittance fiduciary funds

Insurance

1734

Deposited money return; on surrender before forfeiture

Penal

1302

Depositor; notice to; declaration of forfeiture

Penal

1305

Deposits; securities in lieu of bond

Insurance

1802.7

Destruction of records; agent

Title 10

2104

Detention and review of order fixing amount of bail

Penal

1270.2

Detention; place; public authority compliance

Title 10

2075

Detention; place; unlawful solicitation

Title 10

2074

Differences in rates; filing of charges

Title 10

2094.2

Disapproval of fictitious names

Title 10

2066.4

Discharge; order; release on bail

Penal

1280

Discharge of defendant

Penal

1281/1295

Disciplinary action against copartnership

Title 10

2061.5

Disciplinary action; employer supervision

Title 10

2063.1

Disclosure

Insurance

791.13

Disclosure for bail bond secured by real property lien

Penal

1276.5

Disclosure; financial records

Insurance

1703

Disclosure; license numbers

Insurance

1725.5

Dismissal; application of bail

Penal

1303

Display of license

Insurance

1820

Dissemination of criminal records

Penal

11105.6

Distribution of funds; fines; forfeitures

Penal

1463

District Attorney; notice to

Penal

1274

Diversion court hearing; exoneration of bail

Penal

1000.2

Documents to arrestee or representative

Title 10

2099

Document; filed; use of

Title 10

2102

Documents; retention of by licensee

Title 10

2097

Documents; retention of copies by licensee

Title 10

2098

Domestic violence; bail

Penal

1269c

Education requirements

Insurance

1810.7

Eligibility to hold license; organization ceases

Insurance

1711

Employees; licensed in same capacity

Title 10

2062.1

Employees; licensed

Title 10

2063

Employees; licensed; notice of employment

Title 10

2062

Employees; licensed; records

Title 10

2101.1

Employer supervision

Title 10

2063.1

Employer’s name

Title 10

2066.1

Employment of licensees; notice

Title 10

2062

Enforcement of judgment on forfeiture

Penal

1306

Entering premises; fugitive recovery

Penal

1299.09

Entering warrants into NCIC

Penal

980 & 1196

Entitlement to own recognizance release

Penal

1270

Examination; books and records by Commissioner

Insurance

1802.75

Examination; scope

Insurance

1677

Examinations

Insurance

1810.5

Examinations; frequency; scope

Insurance

1810.6

Excess collateral; return

Title 10

2089

Excuse; failure to appear without sufficient

Penal

1305.1

Execute warrant; magistrate

Penal

828

Execution/approval of undertaking

Penal

1281

Execution of bail bonds by individuals

Insurance

11-800.7

Execution of bond or undertaking

Penal

1276

Executor of licensee’s estate; temporary bail license

Insurance

1810.8

Exoneration of bail

Penal

1296

Exoneration of bail; diversion; court hearing

Penal

1000.2

Exoneration of bail; return of deposit

Penal

1195

Exoneration; notice of

Penal

1297

Exoneration; time for; notice to court

Penal

1304

Expiration; license

Insurance

1808

Extension of 180-day period; motion

Penal

1305.4

Failure to appear

Penal

1270.1

Failure to appear without sufficient excuse

Penal

1305.1

Failure to appear; bench warrant; issuance

Penal

979

Failure to appear; bench warrant; situations

Penal

978.5

Failure to appear; issuance of bench warrant

Penal

1195

Failure to appear; release on own recognizance

Penal

1320

Failure to appear; willful; release on bail

Penal

1320.5

Failure to keep records

Insurance

1745

Federal employer ID number; providing to Commissioner

Insurance

1666.5

Fees; filing agent application et al

Insurance

1811

Feloniously obtained bail

Penal

1275.1

Felony arrest; county

Penal

821

Felony cases; authority to judge

Penal

1281a

Felony charge; increased bail

Penal

985

Fictitious communications prohibited

Title 10

2077

Fictitious names

Insurance

1724.5

Fictitious names; advertising

Title 10

2066.5

Fictitious names; disapproval

Title 10

2066.4

Fictitious names; filing

Title 10

2066.3

Fiduciaries; theft of funds

Insurance

1733

Fiduciary funds; maintenance

Insurance

1734.5

Fiduciary relationship; collateral

Title 10

2088

Filed documents; use of

Title 10

2102

Filed forms; use of

Title 10

2102

Filing affidavits for justification of bail

Penal

1280b

Filing individual statements; copartners

Title 10

2061.2

Filing schedule of charges

Title 10

2094

Filing; notices; times

Title 10

2054.6

Filing; notices; transacting as partners

Title 10

2061

Filings; copartnerships; records

Title 10

2101

Filings; necessary notices

Title 10

2095

Financial records; disclosure

Insurance

1703

Fines and costs; application of deposit to cover

Penal

1297

Fines for violations of codes

Insurance

1814

Fines; forfeitures; deposited; county treasurer

Penal

1463.01

Fines; forfeitures; distribution of funds

Penal

1463

Forfeited deposit; payment to county treasurer

Penal

1307

Forfeiture

Penal

1195

Forfeiture of bail

Vehicle

40512

Forteiture of bail; optional

Vehicle

40512.5

Forfeiture; before; deposit after bail

Penal

1296

Forfeiture; declaration of

Penal

1305

Forfeiture; enforcement of judgment

Penal

1306

Forfeiture; return of excess colloateral

Title 10

2089

Forfeiture; vacate; motion

Penal

1305.3

Forfeiture; vacating

Penal

1305

Forfeitures; misrepresentations

Title 10

2091

Form of the undertaking

Penal

1316

Form; undertaking of bail

Penal

1287

Form; undertaking of bail; number of sureties

Penal

1278

Forms; filed; use of

Title 10

2102

Forms; improper; notice

Title 10

2096

Fugitive Recovery Persons Act

Penal

1299

Fugitive Recovery Persons; defined

Penal

1299.01d

Fugitive Recovery Persons; documentation; authority

Penal

1299.06

Fugitive Recovery Persons; misleading representation

Penal

1299.07

Fugitive Recovery Persons; qualifications; training; requirement

Penal

1299.04

Fugitive recovery; arrest; notification; law enforcement; time

Penal

1299.08

Fugitive recovery; entering premises

Penal

1299.09

Fugitive recovery; firearms

Penal

1299.10

Fugitive recovery; private investigators

Penal

1299.13

Fugitive recovery; private investigators; exempt

Penal

1299.02(4)

Fugitive recovery; statute term

Penal

1299.12

Fugitive recovery; violations

Penal

1299.11

Gifts; prohibited

Title 10

2078

Grounds; suspension or revocation of license

Insurance

1807

Guarantor agreements; delivery; notices

Title 10

2084

Guarantor; rights waiver; prohibited

Title 10

2087

Guild; admission; prerequisite for placement in program

Penal

1001.66

Habeas corpus; bail on capital offense

Penal

1286

Habeas corpus; preparation; prohibited

Title 10

2073

Hearing by court; diversion; exoneration of bail; reports

Penal

1000.2

Hearing for persons arrested for violent felony

Penal

1319

Hearing in open court; own recognizance release

Penal

1319.5

Hearing on denial of license

Insurance

1667

Hearing; request; notice of noncompliance

Title 10

2054.7

Hearing suspension or revocation of license

Insurance

1807.5

Hours; solicitation of arrestee

Title 10

2079.1

Identification card

Title 10

2077.1

Identification number; providing to Commissioner

Insurance

1666.5

Imprisonment for violations

Insurance

1814

Improper forms; notice

Title 10

2096

Increase or reduction of bail; cause; notice

Penal

1289

Increased bail; felony charge

Penal

985

Individual licensees; business capacities

Title 10

2065

Information; confidential communications

Title 10

2069

Information; not required; severability

Title 10

2103

Information; statements; admissibility

Penal

1001.67

Informing or notifying of arrests; prohibitions

Title 10

2076

Inspection; necessary records open

Title 10

2100

Insurance Code; application of definitions

Title 10

2053.1

Insurers; surety; undertakings by

Penal

1459

Interest-bearing accounts; trust funds

Insurance

1823

Internet; advertise; transact

Insurance

1726

Interrogations; licensee must answer

Title 10

2092

Investigations by Commissioner

Insurance

1666

Investigative staff; violent felony cases; reports; salaries

Penal

1318.1

Investment securities; in lieu of bond

Insurance

1802.7

Investment; application

Title 10

2053

Jails; unlawful solicitation

Title 10

2074

Judgment; enforcement; forfeiture

Penal

1306

Justification of bail; affidavit constituting attachment lien

Penal

1280.1

Justification of bail; affidavits

Penal

1280a

Justification of bail; filing affidavits; certified copies

Penal

1280b

Justification of bail; qualifications

Penal

1279

Law enforcement; prohibited associations

Title 10

2057

Lawyer; prohibited associations

Title 10

2057

License application

Insurance

1804

License application fees

Insurance

1811

License application; denial

Insurance

1668

License application; forms

Title 10

2055

License denial; hearing

Insurance

1667

License examinations

Insurance

1810.5

License numbers; disclosure

Insurance

1725.5

License periods

Insurance

1807.7

License renewal

Insurance

1810.9

License requirements

Insurance

11-800

License revocation

Insurance

1668.5

License; agent

Insurance

1802

License; bail; definition

Title 10

2054.1

License; bail; qualifications

Title 10

2056

License; denial

Insurance

1668.5

License; denial

Insurance

1813

License; denial of application

Insurance

1669

License; display

Insurance

1820

License; expiration

Insurance

1808

License; grounds for revocation; suspension

Insurance

1807

License; natural persons

Title 10

2060

License; notice of intent to continue

Insurance

1808

License; penalty in lieu of suspension

Insurance

1748

License; permittee

Insurance

1802.6

License; prohibited associations

Title 10

2057-2058

License; refusal

Insurance

1821

License; renewal application

Insurance

1813

License; solicitor

Insurance

1803

License; suspension

Insurance

1668.5

License; suspension

Insurance

1813

License; temporary for executor of licensee’s estate

Insurance

1810.8 

License; time frame for issuance

Insurance

1670

Licensed employees

Title 10

2063

Licensed employees; records

Title 10

2101.1

Licensee must answer; interrogations

Title 10

2092

Licensee; bail; definition

Title 10

2054.1

Licensees; list

Insurance

1815

Licenses; organizational

Insurance

1672

Licenses; types

Insurance

1801

Licensing; individual for partners

Title 10

2061.1

Licensing; natural persons; corporations

Insurance

1810

Lien; judgment on bail forfeiture and summary judgment

Penal

1280.1

Loss of licensees

Insurance

1815

Local authority

Insurance

11-800.6

Local authority

Title 10

2075

Magistrate admitting bail

Penal

1277

Magistrate; deposit cash

Penal

832

Magistrate; deposit cash

Penal

828

Magistrate; other county

Penal

984

Magistrates authorized to take bail

Penal

1315

Method of surrender; who may make

Penal

1300

Method of surrender; who may take

Penal

1300

Minor offenses; order reprimanding licensee

Insurance

1746

Misdemeanor arrest; another county

Penal

822

Misleading or untrue statements; forfeitures

Title 10

2091

Misleading representation; fugitive recovery persons

Penal

1299.07

Misrepresentation; license type

Insurance

1730

Misrepresenting; capacity; authority

Title 10

2067

Money deposit return; on surrender before forfeiture

Penal

1302

Monies; kept in trust accounts

Insurance

1823

Motion to extend 180-day period

Penal

1305.4

Motion to vacate forfeiture

Penal

1305.3

Name; business in own name

Title 10

2066

Name; predecessor’s

Insurance

1802.2

Name; predecessor’s

Title 10

2066.2

Names; fictitious

Insurance

1724.5

Names; fictitious; disapproval

Title 10

2066.4

Names; fictitious; filing; similar

Title 10

2066.3

Natural persons; license

Title 10

2060

Natural persons; licensing

Insurance

1810

Nature of bail

Penal

1273

NCIC; entering warrants

Penal

980

NCIC; entry of warrant

Penal

1196

Necessary notices and filings

Title 10

2095

Negotiation of bail; persons

Title 10

2080

Nonappearance for judgment upon conviction

Penal

1313

Non-capital offense; service of bench warrant

Penal

1284

Noncompliance; notice; request for hearing

Title 10

2054.7

Notice of application for reduction of bail

Penal

1289

Notice of appointment; filing; contents; duration

Insurance

1802.1

Notice of assessment as condition of discharge

Penal

1305.2

Notice of employment of licensed employees

Title 10

2062

Notice to change address

Insurance

1729

Notice to court; time for exoneration

Penal

1304

Notice to district attorney

Penal

1274

Notice; change of address

Insurance

1822

Notice; improper forms

Title 10

2096

Notices; business in specified capacities only

Title 10

2065

Notices; delivery of guarantor agreements

Title 10

2084

Notices; filings; necessary

Title 10

2095

Notices; time for filing

Title 10

2054.6

Notices; transacting as partners

Title 10

2061

Notices; written; employment

Title 10

2062.2

Notification of arrests; prohibition

Title 10

2076

Notification; arrests; apprehend; law enforcement; time

Penal

1299.08

Number of sureties; undertaking for bail; form

Penal

1287

Offenses not bailable

Penal

1270.5

Offices; branch

Title 10

2063.2

Order for discharge; release on bail

Penal

1280

Order for recommitment bail; qualifications

Penal

1317

Order of recommitment; contents

Penal

1311

Order of release of undertaking

Penal

1280.1

Orders admitting defendant to bail

Penal

1269a

Organization ceases; eligibility to hold license

Insurance

1711

Organizational licenses; issuance

Insurance

1672

Own recognizance release; entitlement

Penal

1270

Own recognizance release; failure to appear; penalties

Penal

1320

Own recognizance release; hearing in open court

Penal

1319.5

Partner; disciplinary action for act of other partner

Title 10

2061.5

Partners; individual licensing; rebating

Title 10

2061.1

Partners; notices; transactions

Title 10

2061

Partnership; business capacities

Title 10

2065

Partnership; change; notices

Title 10

2061.3

Past violations; power of Commissioner

Title 10

2053.1

Payment of bail deposits in cases under vehicle code

Penal

1306.1

Payment to county treasurer of forfeited deposit

Penal

1307

Penalties for failure to appear; OR release

Penal

1320

Penalty; in lieu of license suspension

Insurance

1748

Permits; required

Insurance

11-800.8

Permittee; acquisition of agent’s license

Insurance

1802.6

Permittee; includes copartners

Title 10

2054.2

Person's authorized to approve and accept bail

Penal

1269b

Place; solicitations; unlawful

Title 10

2074

Policy; defined

Insurance

380

Policy; specify

Insurance

381

Predecessor’s name; use of

Insurance

1802.2

Predecessor’s name; use of

Title 10

2066.2

Premiums; return; upon surrender of arrestee

Title 10

2090

Preparation of writ of habeas corpus; prohibited

Title 10

2073

Pretrial release; failure to appear

Penal

1270.1

Prior prohibited associations

Title 10

2058

Privacy

Insurance

791.13

Private patrol operator; prohibited associations

Title 10

2057

Probation or appeal; admission to bail on application

Penal

1272

Progress reports; hearing by court; diversion

Penal

1000.2

Prohibited associations

Title 10

2057

Prohibited commissions or rebates

Title 10

2054.4

Prohibited gifts

Title 10

2078

Prohibited service charges

Title 10

2082

Prohibited; other licenses; solicitors

Title 10

2059

Prohibited; waiver of guarantor rights

Title 10

2087

Prohibitions; acting for attorney

Title 10

2072

Prohibitions; agreements before bail arrest

Title 10

2070

Prohibitions; agreements with law enforcement, et al

Title 10

2076

Prohibitions; copartnership

Title 10

2061.4

Prohibitions; preparation of writ of habeas corpus

Title 10

2073

Prohibitions; recommending or suggestion attorney

Title 10

2071

Prohibitions; unlicensed persons

Title 10

2068

Property; real; collateral

Title 10

2088.3

Public authority; compliance

Title 10

2075

Publication expense; recovery

Insurance

1802.76

Publication; notice of application for return of securities

Insurance

1802.74

Qualification of bail; justification of sureties

Penal

1279

Qualifications; bail license

Title 10

2056

Qualifications; fugitive recovery person; training; requirement

Penal

1299.04

Rate differences; filing of charges

Title 10

2094.2

Rates chareable

Title 10

2094.1

Real property as collateral

Title 10

2088.3

Real property deposit in lieu of money

Penal

1298

Real property securing bail bond; disclosure

Penal

1276.5

Rebates

Insurance

1809

Rebates; unlawful

Title 10

2054.4

Rebating; partners; individual licensing

Title 10

2061.1

Receipts; refunds and returns; notice of exoneration

Penal

1297

Recognizance; own; release entitlement

Penal

1270

Recommitment of defendant; what cases

Penal

1310

Recommitment order; contents

Penal

1311

Recommitment; order for; bail on

Penal

1314

Records inspection; necessary

Title 10

2100

Records retention

Title 10

2097

Records; copartnership; filing

Title 10

2101

Records; criminal; dissemination

Penal

11105.6

Records; destruction

Title 10

2103

Records; failure to keep

Insurance

1745

Records; licensed employees

Title 10

2101.1

Records; temporarily conduction business

Title 10

2101.3

Records; temporary associations

Title 10

2101.2

Recovery of costs; motion to vacate forfeiture

Penal

1305.3

Recovery; publication expense

Insurance

1802.76

Reduction of bail; showing cause

Penal

1289

Refunds and returns; notice of exoneration

Penal

1297

Refusal of bail license; grounds

Insurance

1806

Refusal; license

Insusrancae

1821

Regulatory authority; local jurisdictions

Insurance

11-800.6

Reinstatement of bail in lieu of exoneration

Penal

1305

Release agreement; necessity; filing; signature

Penal

1318

Release of undertaking; order

Penal

1280.1

Release on bail; willful failure to appear

Penal

1320.5

Release on own recognizance; hearing in open court

Penal

1319.5

Release pretrial; failure to appear

Penal

1270.1

Remand or commitment; bail

Penal

1166

Remittance; fiduciary funds

Insurance

1734

Renewal; license

Insurance

1808/1810.9

Reports; violent felony cases; investigative staff

Penal

1318.1

Reprimand; minor offenses

Insurance

1746

Requirements; bail license issuance

Insurance

1805

Retention of copies

Title 10

2098

Retention of documents; originals or duplicates

Title 10

2097

Return of collateral

Title 10

2088.2

Return of excess collateral

Title 10

2089

Return of money deposit on surrender before forfeiture

Penal

1302

Return of premiums; surrender of arrestee to custody

Title 10

2090

Return of securities; application

Insurance

1802.72

Review of order fixing amount of bail

Penal

1270.2

Revocation hearing

Insurance

1807.5

Revocation of license

Insurance

1668.5

Revocation of license

Insurance

1813

Revocation of license; grounds

Insurance

1806/1807

Rule making power

Insurance

1812

Satisfying fines and costs; application of deposit

Penal

1297

Schedule of bail; county wide

Penal

1269b

Schedule of charges; filing

Title 10

2094

Securities; delivery to applicant; application for return; form contents

Insurance

1802.73/.77

Securities; deposited in lieu of bond

Insurance

1802.7

Security on bond; real property lien; disclosure

Penal

1276.5

Serious felonies; bail

Penal

1275

Service charges; prohibited

Title 10

2082

Service of bench warrant; non-capitol offense

Penal

1284

Severability; information; not required

Title 10

2103

Social security number; providing to Commissioner

Insurance

1666.5

Solicitations; unlawful; place

Title 10

2074

Soliciting of bail; persons; hours

Title 10

2079

Solicitor; transactions and conduct

Title 10

2063.3

Solicitor’s license

Insurance

1803

Statements of information; admissibility

Penal

1001.67

Substitution of bond for securities

Insurance

1802.71

Successor; bail license

Insurance

1802.2

Summary judgment; collection

Penal

1305.3

Summary judgment; judgment lien on bail forfeiture

Penal

1280.1

Summary judgment; notice of entry

Penal

1308

Sureties; justification; qualifications of bail

Penal

1279

Sureties; number

Penal

1287

Sureties; number; bail undertaking; form

Penal

1278

Surety insurers; admitted; undertakings by

Penal

1459

Surety; notice to; declaration of forfeiture

Penal

1305

Surrender before forfeiture; money deposit return

Penal

1302

Surrender of arrestee to custody; return of premiums

Title 10

2090

Surrender; arrest for purpose

Penal

1301

Surrender; who may make; method

Penal

1300

Suspension of license

Insurance

1668.5

Suspension of license

Insurance

1813

Suspension of license; grounds

Insurance

1806/1807

Suspension; copartnership

Title 10

2061.4

Suspension; hearing

Insurance

1807.5

Taking of bail; defined

Penal

1269

Temporarily conducting business; records

Title 10

2101.3

Temporary license

Title 10

2065

Theft of funds; fiduciaries

Insurance

1733

Threats to victim; setting bail

Penal

1275

Time for exoneration; notice to court

Penal

1304

Transact; defined

Insurance

35

Transaction of bail; terms defined

Title 10

2054.3

Transactions; bail; written statements; contents; delivery

Title 10

2083

Transactions; prohibited by unlicensed persons

Title 10

2068

Trust accounts

Insurance

1823

Undertaking by admitted surety insurers

Penal

1459

Undertaking for bail; number of sureties; form

Penal

1287/1278

Undertaking of bail; execution of

Penal

1276

Undertaking; form

Penal

1316

Undertaking; order of release

Penal

1280.1

Undertakings of bail; delivery; compliance

Title 10

2086

Unlawful rebates

Title 10

2054.4

Unlawful solicitations; place

Title 10

2074

Unlicensed persons; transactions; prohibitions

Title 10

2068

Unpaid summary judgment; surety bail not accepted

Penal

1308

Vacate forfeiture

Penal

1305

Vacate forfeiture; motion

Penal

1305.3

Variance from bail schedule; order

Penal

1269c

Vehicle code; payment of bail deposits

Penal

1306.1

Verdict; general; proceedings; remand or commitment

Penal

1166

Violations; fines and imprisonment

Insurance

1814

Violations; past; power of Commissioner

Title 10

2053.1

Violent felonies

Penal

1275

Waiver of rights of guarantor; prohibited

Title 10

2087

Warrant; bail statement

Penal

982

Warrant; bench; issuance

Penal

1195

Warrant; entering into NCIC

Penal

980

Warrant; entry into NCIC

Penal

1196

Willful failure to appear; release on bail

Penal

1320.5

 
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