2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:86.2 - City Court of Thibodaux; unclaimed bail bonds; disposition; return to owner

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:86.2 (2018)

§86.2. City Court of Thibodaux; unclaimed bail bonds; disposition; return to owner

A. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the City Court of the city of Thibodaux having in its control or possession cash bail bonds which have been discharged and which remain unclaimed for more than three years, or which belong to an owner who is unknown or has not been heard from for more than three years, shall pay the same, in cases involving the violation of state law, to the treasurer of the governing authority of Lafourche Parish for deposit in the criminal court's fund of the parish, or in cases involving a violation of a city ordinance, to the trustee of public finance or director of finance of the governing authority for the city of Thibodaux for deposit in the general fund of the city of Thibodaux, and in both instances thereafter the City Court of Thibodaux shall be relieved of all liability therefor.

B. Where the cash bail bond involves the violation of a state law the treasurer of the governing authority of Lafourche Parish shall collect and receive this money and shall deposit it to the credit of the Lafourche Parish criminal court's fund. Where the cash bail bond involves the violation of a city ordinance, the trustee of public finance or director of finance of the governing authority for the city of Thibodaux shall collect and receive this money and shall deposit it to the credit of the general fund of the city of Thibodaux.

C. Any owner who claims a cash bail bond which has been deposited in either the Lafourche Parish general fund or the criminal court's fund of the city of Thibodaux pursuant to this Section shall be reimbursed from the general fund or the criminal court's fund involved, upon establishing his claim thereto by a judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction. Upon being presented with a certified copy of the judgment either the parish treasurer or the trustee of public finance or director of finance, as the case may be, shall draw a warrant and pay out of the appropriate general fund the amount of the judgment without the necessity of an appropriation by the respective governing authority.

Added by Acts 1974, No. 402, §1.

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