Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure in Particular Actions

Bail of Persons Imprisoned on Civil Process

SECTION 10-11-13

§ 10-11-13. Judgment against bail.

Whenever the principal shall avoid, so that his or her goods and chattels, real estate or other property subject to levy on execution, cannot be found to satisfy the execution, nor his or her body be found to be taken thereby, the plaintiff in the writ of arrest may bring a civil action against the bail in the same court wherein final judgment was rendered against the principal, and, in case no legal cause be shown to the contrary, judgment shall be given against the bail for the debt or damages and costs recovered against the principal, with interest and costs, and execution shall be awarded accordingly.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 258, § 7; G.L. 1909, ch. 324, § 7; G.L. 1923, ch. 375, § 7; G.L. 1938, ch. 565, § 7; G.L. 1956, § 10-13-13; P.L. 1965, ch. 55, § 54.)