2006 Code of Virginia § 19.2-149 - How surety on a bond in recognizance may surrender principal and be discharged from liabilit...

19.2-149. How surety on a bond in recognizance may surrender principal andbe discharged from liability.

A bail bondsman or his licensed bail enforcement agent on a bond in arecognizance may at any time arrest his principal and surrender him to thecourt before which the recognizance was taken or before which suchprincipal's appearance is required, or to the sheriff, sergeant or jailer ofthe county or city wherein the court before which such principal's appearanceis required is located; in addition to the above authority, upon theapplication of the surety, the court, or the clerk thereof, before which therecognizance was taken, or before which such principal's appearance isrequired, shall issue a capias for the arrest of such principal, and suchcapias may be executed by such bail bondsman or his licensed bail enforcementagent, or by any sheriff, sergeant or police officer, and the personexecuting such capias shall deliver such principal and such capias to thesheriff or jailer of the county or the sheriff, sergeant or jailer of thecity in which the appearance of such principal is required, and thereupon thesurety or the property bail bondsman shall be discharged from liability forany act of the principal subsequent thereto. Such sheriff, sergeant or jailershall thereafter deliver such capias to the clerk of such court, with hisendorsement thereon acknowledging delivery of such principal to his custody.

(Code 1950, 19.1-144; 1960, c. 366; 1975, c. 495; 1991, c. 581; 2004, c.460.)


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