2019 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 11 - Bail
Part 3 - Professional Bondsmen
§ 40-11-315. Reduction or refund of premium on bail, bond or surety.
(a) Whenever any professional bondsman, as defined in § 40-11-301, furnishes bail, makes bond or furnishes surety for the appearance, before any court in this state, of any person charged with a criminal offense or a violation of any law, by means of a contract for a specified period of time, in which the bondsman acts as surety for appearance, the premium on the contract shall be reduced or refunded upon surrender of the person charged with the criminal offense or violation of a law in an amount in direct proportion of the percentage of the unexpired term of the contract to the total amount of the premium, unless that person is arrested on an additional criminal charge while released on bail or if the bond or surety is forfeited or revoked by the court having jurisdiction of that person or if the court accepts the surrender of the defendant based upon one (1) or more of the grounds set forth in § 40-11-132.
(b) If the premium is payable in equal installments, no further payment shall be due or payable upon surrender of the bonded person to the court. This section applies only to those contracts made on or after July 1, 1972.