2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2a - Administration Of Civil And Criminal Justice
Section 2A:15-44 - Amercement Of Bail; Arrest And Imprisonment Of Defendant
2A:15-44. Amercement of bail; arrest and imprisonment of defendant
If the bail fails to bring in the body of the defendant when ordered by the court, they shall be amerced in a sum not exceeding plaintiff's debt or demand, with costs. The amercement shall have the force and effect of a judgment, upon which execution in the name and for the use of the plaintiff may be awarded if the court so directs; or in lieu of amercement, the court may arrest and commit the defendant as if upon a capias.
L.1951 (1st SS), c.344.
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