TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-13
Bail and Recognizance

SECTION 12-13-19


§ 12-13-19 Surrender or commitment of principal.

The surety may at any time surrender the principal to the court or magistrate who took the recognizance; provided, that in case any recognizance shall have been certified to some other court, the surrender shall be made to the court when in session; or the surety may at any time commit the principal to the adult correctional institutions, leaving with the warden a certified copy of the recognizance; and upon the surrender or commitment, the surety shall be discharged and exempt from all liability for any subsequent act of the principal, which would have been a breach of the condition of the recognizance.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 285, § 28; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 28; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 26; P.L. 1915, ch. 1261, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 407, § 26; G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 26; impl. am. P.L. 1956, ch. 3721, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 12-13-19.)