§ 20-340 Definitions
§ 20-340.01
§ 20-340.02 Bond of bail bond agents
§ 20-340.03 Bail bond agent prohibitions
§ 20-340.04 Bail recovery agent prohibitions; criminal records checks
§ 20-340.05 Rules
§ 20-340.06 Application of other laws

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 20 > Chapter 2 > Article 3.5

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bail bond: means any contract that is executed by a surety insurer for the release of a person who is arrested or confined for any actual or alleged violation of any federal, state or local criminal law where the released person's attendance in court when required by law and obedience to orders and judgment of any court is guaranteed. See Arizona Laws 20-340
  • Bail bond agent: means an individual who is appointed by an insurer through a power of attorney to execute or countersign bail bonds in connection with judicial proceedings and who receives or is promised monies or other things of value for that service. See Arizona Laws 20-340
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • department: means the department of insurance and financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 20-101
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.