TITLE 10
Courts and civil procedure–Procedure in particular actions

CHAPTER 10-11
Bail of Persons Imprisoned on Civil Process

SECTION 10-11-8


§ 10-11-8 Discharge of bail before judgment.

A person may also, at any time before final judgment against him or her as bail, discharge himself or herself as bail in either of the two following modes:

(1) By committing his or her principal to a correctional institution in the county in which he or she became bail or in which the writ of arrest was returnable, paying or tendering to the creditor or his or her attorney the costs, if any, which shall have accrued on the action against him or her as bail, and leaving with the warden of the institution a certified copy of the writ of arrest and the return of the officer thereon, and a certified copy of the bond given to the officer serving the writ or given to the warden of the adult correctional institutions, if either of the bonds have been given, and giving to the plaintiff, if in this state, or his or her agent or his or her attorney of record, notice in writing of the time and place of the commitment within six (6) days after making the commitment; or,

(2) By bringing his or her principal into the court where the action against him or her as bail shall be pending, before final judgment shall be rendered thereon, after notice to the plaintiff or his or her attorney of record, paying the costs on the action against him or her as bail, the costs of the commitment of the principal and one week's board at the institution and delivering his or her principal into the custody of court.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 258, § 2; C.P.A. 1905, § 1149; G.L. 1909, ch. 324, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 375, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 565, § 2; impl. am. P.L. 1956, ch. 3721, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 10-11-8; P.L. 1965, ch. 55, § 54.)