All recognizances of bail made or entered into before any court, judge or magistrate having criminal jurisdiction, which have been or shall be forfeited, but upon which no writ of scire facias or other process to enforce or collect the same shall have been issued and prosecuted to final judgment within a period of 6 years after the same shall have been filed and recorded in the clerk’s office, and all recognizances of bail which have not been forfeited, shall, after 6 years from the date of the filing and recording of any such recognizances of bail in the clerk’s office, no longer be enforceable as a claim or as a lien or charge upon or against any property of which any principal or surety named in any such recognizance was or shall have been seized at the time of his entering into such recognizance or at any time thereafter; provided that any claim, misdemeanor, or charge against personal property affected by any of the provisions of this act may be prosecuted or enforced within 6 months from the effective date hereof.

L.1951 (1st SS), c.344; amended by L.1954, c. 233, p. 863, s. 1, eff. Dec. 8, 1954.

Terms Used In New Jersey Statutes 2A:162-5

  • magistrate: includes any judge, municipal magistrate or officer or other person having the powers of a committing magistrate. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • Personal property: includes goods and chattels, rights and credits, moneys and effects, evidences of debt, choses in action and all written instruments by which any right to, interest in, or lien or encumbrance upon, property or any debt or financial obligation is created, acknowledged, evidenced, transferred, discharged or defeated, in whole or in part, and everything except real property as herein defined which may be the subject of ownership. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2