2013 Mississippi Code
Title 83 - INSURANCE
Chapter 39 - BAIL BONDS AND BONDSMEN
§ 83-39-21 - Judicial proceeding in lieu of departmental hearing


MS Code § 83-39-21 (2013) What's This?

The commissioner, in his discretion, in lieu of the hearing provided for in Section 83-39-17, may file a petition to suspend or revoke any license authorized hereunder in a court of competent jurisdiction of the county or district in which the alleged offense occurred. In such cases, subpoenas may be issued for witnesses, and mileage and witness fees paid by the defendant, if found guilty. If costs cannot be made and collected from the defendant, the costs shall be assessed against the qualification bond if the defendant is a professional bail agent, and if the defendant is a soliciting bail agent or bail enforcement agent, against the employing professional bail agent or his qualification bond.

Any court of competent jurisdiction within this state may suspend or revoke the license of any person licensed under this chapter for any of the following reasons:

(a) Misappropriation, conversion or unlawful withholding of monies belonging to insured principals or others and received in the conduct of business under a license provided by this chapter.

(b) Fraudulent or dishonest practices in the conduct of the business under a license provided by this chapter.

(c) The commission of any act which would prohibit or restrict the licensee from holding a license under this chapter.

The court which suspends or revokes a license under the terms of this chapter, or the clerk thereof, shall promptly furnish the commissioner a copy of the suspension or revocation order.

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