§ 12-9-21. Forfeiture of bail.
If the prisoner is admitted to bail, and fails to appear and surrender according to the conditions of his or her bond, the judge, by proper order, shall declare the bond forfeited and order his or her immediate arrest without warrant if he or she is within this state. Recovery may be had on the bond in the name of the state as in the case of other bonds given by the accused in criminal proceedings within this state.
(P.L. 1947, ch. 1890, § 18; G.L. 1956, § 12-9-21.)