Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

Art. Art. 17.02
Definition of “Bail Bond”


A “bail bond” is a written undertaking entered into by the defendant and the defendant’s sureties for the appearance of the principal therein before a court or magistrate to answer a criminal accusation; provided, however, that the defendant on execution of the bail bond may deposit with the custodian of funds of the court in which the prosecution is pending current money of the United States in the amount of the bond in lieu of having sureties signing the same. Any cash funds deposited under this article shall be receipted for by the officer receiving the funds and, on order of the court, be refunded in the amount shown on the face of the receipt less the administrative fee authorized by Section 117.055 (County Expenses Paid From Fees), Local Government Code, after the defendant complies with the conditions of the defendant’s bond, to:

(1)

any person in the name of whom a receipt was issued, including the defendant if a receipt was issued to the defendant; or

(2)

the defendant, if no other person is able to produce a receipt for the funds.
Acts 1965, 59th Leg., vol. 2, p. 317, ch. 722.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 978 (H.B. 1658), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 654 (H.B. 2182), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015.
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