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39:5-9. Forfeiture Of Bond Or Cash Deposit; Disposition Of Moneys

A bail bond, if forfeited, may be enforced by the director, and any cash deposit in lieu of bond, if forfeited, shall be paid to the director by the magistrate with whom it was deposited; provided, that such forfeiture is in a proceeding instituted by the director, or a member of his staff, or by the State Police, or an inspector of the Public Utility Commission, or a law enforcement officer of any other State agency. The director shall dispose of the proceeds of said forfeiture in the manner provided by section 39:5-40 of this Title and the proceeds of forfeitures in a proceeding instituted by a local officer shall be forwarded by the magistrate to the proper financial officer of the county, wherein they were collected, to be used by the county as a fund for road repairs therein; provided, however, that the magistrate may first deduct costs and fees from forfeited bail in an amount not to exceed the amount of the costs and fees authorized by section 22A:3-4 of the New Jersey Statutes, and pay the same to the municipal treasurer.

Amended by L.1942, c. 334, p. 1179, s. 2; L.1953, c. 36, p. 621, s. 11; L.1965, c. 230, s. 1, eff. Jan. 10, 1966.

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Phil Murphy
Phil Murphy
January 16, 2018 -
Democratic
1-609-292-6000
125 West State Street, Trenton, NJ, 08625

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