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County of Los Angeles v. Financial Casualty & Surety, Inc, 230213

Reversed. The California Supreme Court held that the jailer’s authority to set a time and place for the appearance of the arrested person makes that appearance lawfully required for the purposes of forfeiting bail. Criminal defendant appeared at the arraignment and plead guilty to four felony counts and was released on bail to appear on January 3, 2013. On January 3, 2013, criminal defendant was not present for the pretrial conference, but the defense attorney was. The court ordered bail forfeit and issued a bench warrant. Defendant-Financial Casualty filed a motion to set aside the bail forfeiture on the grounds that the criminal defendant had not be ordered to appear. The trial court and the appeals court agreed. The CA Supreme Court reversed.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/06/25


  • Chin


  • Supreme Court of California


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