Cnty. of Los Angeles v. Financial Casualty & SuretyAnnotate this Case
The County appealed the superior court's grant of Financial Casualty's motion to set aside summary judgment and vacate the forfeiture of a bail bond. The County argued that Financial Casualty was lawfully required to appear in court on the date shown on the face of the bond for purposes of Penal Code section 1305, subdivision (a)(1). The court concluded, however, that writing the date of the hearing on the bond does not mean the defendant is “lawfully required” to appear for purposes of forfeiting bail under section 1305. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.